what I found out in the last couple of years, is that when we change "brand" for "story", our mind expands. A story does not depend on anybody's approval, it is interesting by nature and does not need acceptance or niche markets to exist, because when a story is honestly told, a circle of people will naturally be formed.
We all know this is something we shouldn't do, it was already explained to us, more than once, but there's no way out: comparing ourselves to others is almost impossible to avoid, especially when talking about creative and artistic work. Sharing is caring, so I've decided to do a small list of some habits that are helping me to deal with this matter.
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.