Be an Artist
I did not grow up dreaming of being an artist--there, I said it. The truth is out.
In fact, art wasn't really even thought about very much. The most exposure I had was the UIL art memory contest at my elementary school. (Yes, I participated, but i'm not so good with names!)
When I was seven, I had a t-shirt that said, "Girls can do anything boys can do, only better." That was the mantra of my childhood. My mother always encouraged me that I could do anything I set my mind to do, which was good. But, what that meant was I could be an architect, or an astronaut, or maybe even President of the United States if I worked hard enough! Art was just something kids do for fun.
Today, I look around and see an amazing explosion of creativity! We live in a time of creative revolution. Art is changing the world, changing technology, changing the way we see things, changing you and me.
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify and vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as crazy, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”- Steve Jobs
We can see ourselves and others in a new & creative way. So fresh! Every day can be a new adventure.
I want to be an artist when I grow up.
How about you? Leave a comment discussing how art can change the world.
This article is a repost from my sister site, TheMosaicMoment.com.
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