it is all relative

Friday, November 19, 2010

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Lets be honest , art repeats itself. If you try and tell me that all your artwork is original, then your just being silly and naive. You drew inspiration from someone, something, one moment, a thought, or a passing person with bright blue shoes. It does not matter really, where or how you found it, all that matters is the satisfaction in creating it.

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To me, everyone is an artist, whether you abuse this right, or simply don't acknowledge that its true, i wish and hope to believe that everyone strives for a meaning in their lives. it can be as simple as doting your I's with hearts, or wearing the color purple three days in a row, you are expressing yourself in a way that influences emotions and senses.

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Have you ever looked up the definition of art? Well, I will share it for you here. Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging symbolic elements in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotions and intellect. (thank you wikipedia)

I often tell many of my friends that art is my religion. This is a bit broad, and a great excuse to get out of a long Jesus/religion debacle, but in a sense it is very true. I have a faith in art. Just like others have faith in their religion.

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I compare emotions, people, instances, imaginations, circumstance and morals in relation to art. Reading this you might be lost, somehow it makes sense to me. Making judgments of value requires a basis for criticism right? Whether you are classifying someone as being an artists or a christian, the criteria to be considered as such is completely relative, and in most instances your own personal judgment.

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a penny for your thoughts?

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So relax, and create! no matter what it is or how you choose to express yourself, just don't be afraid to do it.
but if your a little afraid at least support those who create for a living- the local artists, musicians, performers.
this just might bring you a little bit of happy.

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(the pictures above are graciously taken from the world wide web, i have to be honest, i have quite a large collection of photo/idea inspirations. so I cant give credit to whose work this is, but it is not mine,and I am simply borrowing and sharing it for selfish purposes)

OH...one more thing. I am changing my blog name and url.... i promise you guys wont get left behind... just a little warning, sometime soon there will be a big blog reconstruction project. I was never really satisfied with the appleseed...now i simply have to find a name/style i will actually stick with. we shall see....

CARRIE
FAGAN

4 comments :

  1. For years I have been expressing myself through art and I never allowed it to be called art, thinking that is the name reserved only for the best of the best. How can I call myself an artist? What makes me an artist? I don't have an art diploma or anything. So thinking about it actually made me look for it's definition. It made a lot of things clear and I wasn't so self conscious about it. It is there for us to make it and enjoy. Love your post. Now I feel like creating something :)

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  2. I couldn't agree more. That's why I am so passionate about art. It's the only true form of self expression. There's no rules, no boundaries. It's absolutely magical.

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  3. I loved this! So true and beautiful. I often remind myself of this when I am about to pass judgement...just because I don't find it appealing does not mean it isn't.

    (newest follower, btw)

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