Do you know where it is. Or where it isn’t. It’s complicated as one doesn’t know where will they find art or where will art find them.
Yes, one may not find it at the waterfalls but in something as mundane as the tap water. Strange, right? I have not been able to solve this mystery either.
So where does inspiration lie?
Where does art lie?
Do we find art or does art find us?
These questions often boggle me.
That day someone told me that art finds you because not everyone has a creative talent. I get it, but being someone in the creative profession. I often have to look for inspiration. So, this theory that art finds you can’t be completely true. Because there is a certain amount of effort put into finding it.
People often say, that you made your hobby as your career. What work related stress can you even have? Again, this is not true. Yes, I love my work but there are still days when I feel a burnout, when I badly want to take a break. There are also days when I am not able to write anything in spite of staring at the screen for hours.
See choosing a career is like selecting a life partner. And it has its own challenges. Look at it this way, even if you go for a love marriage you will still have to work on your relationship. A marriage is still a marriage and it can have its own ups and downs. In the same way a profession is a profession. Even though someone chose it out of love. It still has those long working hours, those deadlines, those challenges that come up out of nowhere.
Yes, I agree art is interesting. But it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t require effort. So, this brings us back to the same questions.
Shall we say art is in our subconscious and no one knows when will it be activated in the form of a finished piece. As one may not find it while looking at the fire flies but in their lazy afternoon naps. One may not find it on a Friday evening but while being stuck in a traffic jam on a Monday morning.
so, is art there in the happiness of a new relationship or in the pain of an old one. Is it there when one is able to create art at a spur of a moment or when one plans a piece and puts in hours to complete it?
I guess one will never really know. But then, why do we even want to know?
Oops, so much of ranting about nothing.
Maybe you found art in this mindless ranting. More art than you could find at your last vacation or maybe not. Who knows? Lol 😊
Featured image is the art created by me 🙂