Guest Blog by Gabriella of Bruised But Not Broken
There’s been much talk that’s been concerning me lately. Artists here in space & elsewhere often wait for the magical day or moment that they feel is coming when they can say:’ I’ve made it’.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
‘I’VE MADE IT’ ? MADE ‘WHAT’ EXACTLY?
AS AN ARTIST, IF WE ARE PRODUCING OUR ART, OUR SONGS, OUR POETRY, OUR BOOKS, OUR DESIGNS… WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU DO AS AN ARTIST, THEN HAVEN’T YOU ALREADY ‘MADE IT’?
The general public has a strange idea that unless an artist has a ‘best seller’, or has won a ‘Nobel Prize’ or a ‘Grammy’ or an ‘Oscar’ then they just haven’t ‘made it’. I’m here to remind all artists that if you are producing whatever art you produce, then YOU HAVE ALREADY MADE IT! MANY BLESSINGS TO YOUR CONTINUED SUCCESS AND YOUR CONTINUED ART.
IT’S THE DAY WE STOP –
THAT’S THE DAY WE CEASE TO ‘MAKE IT’
I hope everyone has the ability to understand that artists LIVE their ART. They live and breathe it. It is their Life and by doing so they are ‘MAKING IT’ every moment of their existence – and to set up some kind of ‘bar’ that says ‘oh yes, they’ve made it now’ is simply a matter of misguided perception on behalf of the general public – and I do speak ‘generally’, not specifically & not everyone, but generally speaking from my own observations. There are so many avenues that all artists can take, and the general public would benefit from realising that it’s not all about winning prizes (although that’s always nice) or reaching best selling lists (although that’s also very nice).. etc
Art is about creation – PROLIFIC creation.
Art is a lifestyle.
Art is NOT not a race to any finish line that say’s ‘I’ve Made It’.
YOU HAVE ALL ALREADY ‘MADE IT’ SO RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR WONDERFULLY BLESSED LIVES AND DON’T EVER LET ANYONE TAKE THAT AWAY FROM YOU.
Peace to your home & loved ones.
BRUISED BUT NOT BROKEN ™
‘Nothing real can be threatened
…Nothing unreal exists’
© Gabriella of BBNB (Oursong Ltd Australia)
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