Have you ever felt as though you were crazy or like nobody really understands you? As though you think outside of, or perhaps do not belong in the mainstream? No worries! All artists share these thoughts, and it is more than alright to feel them, too. We all have ups and downs. And honestly, these feelings can be great for our ART.
You can heal yourself by expressing your anger, frustrations, worries, struggles, sadness, and darkness. But also your joy, happiness, and blessings – through your ART.
Maybe we are crazy, or maybe we are not. Does it really matter? Maybe we have to be. Otherwise, we won’t make changes, innovate, and create something new. New things and inspiration rarely spring from the boredom of mainstream, everyday normalcy where creativity, ‘out of the box’ thinking barely happens or may even be discouraged.
We are artists. We never totally ‘fit’ into society, and don’t actually want to be the same as others. Maybe we are different, and it’s fine. Actually, we certainly are, and we need to be. We want to create, inspire, heal, and share love and passion in our art. We are emotional, vulnerable, and we need to be to create ART.
We feel like rebels, misfits, and loners, but we need to be. Who doesn’t dream, doesn’t create. So let’s explore and express our emotions, positive or negative and all in-between, and use them to create art.
Art can heal you from feeling down about yourself, about the world around you, but also you can use your downs as a powerful tool to create something special to you and as a source of release and processing.
Write a story and then transform it into a script. You can get inspiration from Jamee’s articles if you don’t know how to start.
ART is a healer and we are artists
Compose music. Learn a new instrument—jam with great musicians. The time we are alive here is so great. You can jam with any band from the comfort of your home. What a cool privilege, right? You can play with Jimmy Hendrix, Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, or Eddie Vedder. Also, you may easily record your performance and learn from it. Finally, improve yourself by creating healthy self-criticism.
Draw a picture or start painting. Try different tools, different materials. Don’t know what to draw? Try the INKTOBER challenge! We will have our 31 themes for INKTOBER in October, so stay tuned and join us. We will give you 31 topics every day, and you can draw one drawing every day in October and share it on social media if you feel to!
Try out painting. You can check out Mackenzie’s articles for advice and inspiration.
Do you love acting? Improve your skills by remembering your favorite monologue and record it. Or improve your skills in any other way as an actor. Get inspired by my articles.
Dance! Learn a new choreography or made-up one, or just let yourself flow into the beats of the music. Check out Paxkan for upcoming dance events such as SUNDANCE.
We are artists
As all this can help you with your downs, you will create ART as the side product, isn’t it cool?
Do art often, not just when you feel down. These are just inspirations that can help you overcome your downs.
If you fell down and don’t feel to create anything, you don’t have to because you can switch it the opposite way and let the ART of others help you. Read a book. Listen to music. Go to a museum. Admire paintings. Go to an art exposition. Go to the theater. Watch dance performances. Listen to stories and fairytales. Support ART. If you want to be supported as an artist, you have to give the love out there and support other artists first.
We are ARTISTS. We are the weird ones, and we might be crazy. But we are changing things!
Life is art
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 praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels? While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do…Jack Kerouac
At the end of my article, I leave my ARTIST’S MANIFESTO, which you maybe notice on the front page of Bohemian’s minds!
Human beings. Ourselves. We need to bring ourselves, our true selves, into the Art.
Otherwise, the Art will miss the energy of truth, emotions, love, our souls, God, feelings, the spirit of us!
Actors, you had to find your true emotions and a character’s true life before you became a great actor.
Singers, when you were learning how to sing, you had to find your true voice first, and when you found it, your improvements were unbelievable.
Musicians, you can master some instrument, but if you do not put feelings and emotions into it, your playing is missing something. It could be good, but emotions create another dimension of the music.
Art opens us, reveals, releases, and holds us in a safe and yet vulnerable space to express our emotions. We need emotions.
My dearest artistic friends, Please put yourself, your life, your soul into your Art.
About the author:
I am a never-ending fighter for the perfect ART, enjoying the process of unperfectness. I am many things and nothing, but my main focus is acting. I've studied at the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts. I've been an actor in Theater Around The Corner, Moravian Theater Olomouc, Theater DiGoknu, or Mlada Scena II. And I am working hard on my craft.