And I’m not talking about money problems. I’m talking about the entire state of being, especially when our career depends on it.
Artists, generally, seem like very content people because they get to do what they love 24/7, all year around. However, being fully peaceful and happy on the inside is also a full-time job. Let me try telling you why in a rather short paragraph.
We all know what inspiration is- this happy feeling inside that makes us want to create amazing things, that gives us ideas, and that helps us grow. At least that’s what it is for me. Now, imagine something happening in your family, someone got in a car wreck, or you find out that the one you love has betrayed you- there goes an end to your inspiration. Literally. Simple as that. Now, lets take a look at the inside of that supposed happy artist. I say ‘supposed’ because the happy feelings have been replaced with broken ones, full of hatred, worry, sadness, disappointment, and so many other negative and nasty words. To me it’s like my world has crushed. Suddenly, I don’t want to draw anymore, I don’t like any colors, I even hate drawing. Yes, I know, sometimes we have to do things that we don’t like, but it’s not the same with art, end of discussion, I don’t care what you say. You cannot make yourself create art if you are lacking inspiration. The artsy part of you somehow disappears. You can try to push yourself, but you might as well stop wasting your time because you will hate the end result. Also, there are things like deadlines, waiting clients, and angry bosses.
Now, imagine having to do this 24/7, all year around. Still think that artists have it easy?