Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Over at New World Creative Union, Natasha's posted this week's prompt for the Wednesday Wake Up, and it has to do with creativity and to shut those hater's up for good.
Well, I started off attempting to paint up some vicious Dragon breaking free from an unsettled mass of earth, but then I realized I'm not that kind of artist, well, only because I haven't learned to be that kind of artist yet. Fact being, my dragons look like anteaters, so that's a big reason I very rarely do anything that's not abstract. However, I wondered, what could I do?
So I started out doodling in crayon, thanks Tash, and just started mindlessly drawing, (which is how all my pieces get going). Then a thought captured me, and the result is now here, on display. A Self-Portrait. And while I'd love to say it's strictly my artistic self, I really don't want to lie.
Not sure if this piece silences the haters, or makes them want to say "told ya so," but if that's the case, let me rebut by saying, the first step in overcoming adversity is by identifying there is adversity to overcome. Understand your struggles, contemplate them and ways around or through them. Only by acknowledging as such, will you even have a shred of hope in overcoming them."
But then, the question arises, that I struggle with the most. If you eliminate adversity, kind of impossible really, speaking generally, but if you are able to bring your mind to a better place, improve your lifestyle etc.. does what makes your creative side move also disappear?
That's the riddle right there. A riddle I'm sure most would say, away cruel ills, and pray it doesn't clasp tightly upon your artistry as you vanquish it from your days.