Art,  Writing

Hey, Listen.

There’s something I want you to know, and I hope you’ll remember it.

It doesn’t matter if you think you’re “good” at art, as long as you create.

As children, we are all creative and we all use our imagination. It’s only when we grow up that we start to subscribe to the notion that art is only for a select few. Or worse, that it doesn’t matter.

I’m here to tell you that your heart and soul want you to create. It doesn’t matter if your work never hangs in a gallery or if the only people who like your photos are your family, or if you never get a record deal or have your own line of cookware. It is an integral part of humanity to create. Some may have more aptitude than others, but no one should ever feel like they must measure up to Rembrandt to be worthy. Stop neglecting your passions because you feel like you can’t compare. You owe competition to no one, except your old self.

Make art because it is part of you, or makes you smile, or because you want to lose yourself for awhile or find yourself. It doesn’t have to be “good”; it just has to be yours.

That’s enough.

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