2.21.11 “What is Art?”
How do YOU define art?
Is it something created out of mind?
If so then every thought is art.
Is it something created out of love?
If so then every human being is art.
Is this art?
What if I told you this was painted by a world renowned artist in Europe?
Today it would be worth millions.
What if I told you this was painted by a second grader in art class?
Today it is worth nothing. Except to a parent.
What if that second grader grew up to be that world renowned artist?
How much would this be worth then?
I consider my images to be art. So then is this art? Me taking a picture of art?
My point is, there is no one definition of art. Some people use a brush. Others a pen. Some a guitar. Others a camera.
We are all capable of making art. It’s value in monetary fashion does constitute it’s worth to the creator.
For we all hold the true art we create to a priceless value within ourselves.
My challenge to you today, make art. Do something creative. For yourself. Nobody has to buy it. Nobody has to tell you it is good. It’s always good to you. I bet each and every one of you reading this right now has created something in their lifetime that is “creative”, but they are too afraid to show it to the world. Let it shine. You never know when you may surprise yourself with just how artistic you can be!
In fact, to prove that I know you all can make something artistic, I decided to have a contest. I am giving you all until the end of this week. Saturday night @ 11:59pm Pacific Time. Go out and make something creative. Take a picture of it. Email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me why it inspired you to create it. I will select what I think is the most unique piece of art and the story behind it. The winner will get to chose any one (1) image I have taken so far in this project up to today. I will send them their very own 11×14 print autographed with a personal message from me. This can be ANYTHING you feel is artistic to you. The only rule is YOU must have created it all by yourself! Remember, something creative and you need to have a story behind it! Email it to me at email@example.com.
So get going! This is also a test to see who reads this far in my posts! 😉 Good luck to all!
(Relatives don’t count. hehe. But you can inspire someone to enter!)