People are poetic and symbolic. Creation can be found inside each of us; creativity flows within us all. Every person has potential to leave a piece of themselves on this world; we have to ability to give something back. We all are artists.
Sometimes, it bothers me slightly to hear people say they are not creative, that they are not an artist. Personally in my perspective, the word “art” is most commonly associated with the visual (drawing, painting, sculpting) and auditory (singing, playing an instrument) art forms. You do not have to be experienced in these areas to be an artist, however. There are so many other types of art that people do not realize.
Writing is an elegant form of art. Choosing words that flow well together is essential for a good read. Having the ability to piece words together can create a poetic, beautiful piece of writing that can affect a person greatly. A writer can develop more than simply just an understanding of language; they can create feeling from a piece or challenge ideas of the reader. Writing, and speaking for the matter, can be an influencing, powerful, and very beautiful form of art. If you enjoy writing or public speaking, you are an artist, and on this world, you chose to share your ideas through words.
People an be artists in a physical aspect. As human beings, we are capable of so much movement and can become so strong. It takes hard work to train our bodies to be flexible and athletic. Effort and persistence are necessary to allow ourselves to move with ease. The strength a person can obtain is incredible. Imagine those that have the ability to run so quickly, dance so gracefully, play a sport with such practice. By the ability to move, an athlete can express an art form with their body.
Cooking is an obvious art form. Having a knack for taste can be exquisite. Understanding how to bring out flavors and how to stimulate the taste buds is a talent. Let’s not forget the effect of presentation of food too. How a dish is decorated can be quite tasteful. Culinary can be fantastic, but simply the ingredients and flavors are their own form of art.
Scientists, philosophers, educators are also artists. Developing equations, experiments, understanding numbers and knowledge is a different form of art. It can be beautiful to have that moment of euphoria in your brain when you grasp a thought and understand. Allowing your brain to wander and question ideas is a form of art because it is unique to the individual. People bring intelligence, ideas, and inventions to this world. Each idea is a piece of art.
So my main purpose for this stream of consciousness is to help others understand they are creative. Everyone is an artist, everyone can contribute to the world and bring something new to the table. We all hold creativity. With energy and patience, we each can find our inner artist. Lets see what we can generate with the beautiful mind and soul we were given.
“Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. there is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.”
― Henry Miller
I recently just realized this. I was being really hard on myself because I want to create art but I didn’t view myself as being creative. Like you said, we always think of the visual aspects when we talk about art: the drawings & paintings, ect. But there are far more forms & ways to create. I’m pretty much restating everything you already said lol. So many things I do every day are creative & I just never realized it. So now I take the time to appreciate the stuff I do create & I make it a habit to atleast pick up a pencil & write something down everyday.
I thank you for this piece.