I know this may sound very abstract, but deep down, it is quite simple. Especially in the beginning, it's more a matter of priorities than anything else. Before you boycott your art with doubts, fears, and anxieties about the future, try to dedicate one hour a day, every day, to this very unique and beautiful thing that I know you do.
The truth is, the real thing started with a slap on the face… (not for real, but almost) I had bosses, but decided to be my own boss - or rather, was faced with this decision - around 8 years ago.
I said there was a way out and here it is: thanks to our hyperconnected reality, the lack of information is no longer a problem. Artists and creative people, in general, are more and more open to sharing their daily lives and processes online, and, with a little bit of attention and curiosity, we can access a much greater diversity of references than before.
"You just have to believe". Not because believing is the only thing that has to be done, but because when doubt holds us down, our desire to create has to push us forward.
living with isolation and uncertainty is not easy at all. Having children at home, the challenge may be even greater. It is in this context that @paintwithartists was born as a great invitation.
We insert ourselves in so many bubbles throughout life. To make appearances, to belong and trying to be - something we are not often. Let's pop some bubbles.
I am just undressing myself to my own - beautiful - naked truth - of my relationship to myself.
our world is surrounded by natural, or human-induced, destruction. It seems that more and more each day. Some seem so distant, others so close. The fires in Australia have touched me. And my family - almost physically - too. That's why I decided to use my art to generate awareness, change, and to help those who need it most now. Those who have lost their homes, families and health. The nature is crying. And I decided to hear the calling.
to face my greatest challenges. I left a lot behind - a country, a home, material possessions, a rising career and so many people. Many say I was brave, but I know deep down that I didn't have much choice. I heard a call from my soul - that had been screaming for years.
Through art, and through music, we are able to face the things that concern us. We find comfort and peace in their presence. Through the capacity of beauty we redeem our suffering. We amplify our joy and find consolation for our sorrows. We find harmony. A point between the real and the ideal.
Don’t you talk mainly about art and business? Well, this is my business, and it should be yours too. What will my art be in a place that doesn’t exist. In a place that is burning down into flames. That is being drowned by huge waves. How will my art be if not an expression? If not a manifestation? Art is expression. Art is a manifest. Art is sustainability.
I find it crucial to co-create, to collaborate, to be open to new things and projects with other creatives. To give away and to make a point. To be open and to leave a mark. To collaborate and to always be myself. To embrace others ideas and always have a grasp of who I am.