This for me, is the absolute killer of creativity. Keeping your work to yourself can seem like the safest option, but it will never help you grow, not like facing rejection/indifference/criticism will. This is one of the hardest things about making art in general, you have to get yourself out there a…
You would never expect an engineer to keep his bridge plans in his pocket.
You would never expect a surgeon to sit idly by in a crisis.
Yet, as artists, we set aside the work we love all the time. We hide it away, for fear that someone will judge us, that a critic will sweep from nowhere, declaring we are unfit to return to this coveted “artists circle.”
Art, a fuzzy and messy process, often is misunderstood. It’s kicked around. It’s slandered. It’s hated.
Except for when it’s loved.
See unlike surgery, art is emotion-based. It is a human to human connection which occurs not for the masses, but for a select few.
Your art might not reach everyone. Scratch that — your art WON’T reach everyone. As a prerequisite, different types of art require a person to be in a specific emotional state.
Not everyone will love what you have to offer.
But one person might.
Doesn’t the life of one person make your art worth doing?
Thanks, Zineb, for giving me the chance to expand on this ❤