So I have been doing some serious thinking. I’m looking at some other artists work, then looking at my own, then at other artists work… then back at my own. Well, what I have come to in doing so is that … I’m not yet an “Artist”. The same way Musiq felt that he had a ways to go before he could be considered a “Soulchild”, I feel that I have a ways to go before I can really consider myself “an Artist”. As of right now, I am simply a guy that draws well, paints, can sculpt, can write, loves and has an eye for everything different.
…But currently, I am not where… (*edited) I see myself being.
This has been on my mind for some time, but NOW more than before it makes THAT much more sense to me. I am still piecing this all together bit by bit and everything that I am doing now is in effort towards not only me letting go of old ways and concepts, but also showing the steps I’m taking to becoming a true artist.
I have taken on this life of mines as a full time thing, and I plan of going at it full steam ahead. I really wish I had come up with this earlier on in life, but everything has it’s time and reasoning. I am exactly where I need to be in life. I may not be where I want to be, but I’m getting there.
I’m taking on new styles, new ways of thinking, new ways of expressing myself and guess what… I am inviting YOU to experience this with me. Now, if you know me you know that I am a very private person. I keep myself and my thoughts heavily guarded, and in a way (especially as an artist) I think that aspect would hold me back. That’s partly because a lot of the stuff that I think about would/could be seriously offensive/brash/just plain wrong. And in my opinion those are the thoughts and images that the world of art just may be looking for. Really… I don’t know, but I am on my way to finding out.
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