Hi everyone, and welcome to my blog! I have been pondering what to write for my first blog post for weeks, agonizing over it really. I’ve researched many beautifully written blogs for inspiration and have read “how to create great blog content” articles ‘til my eyes crossed and in the end, I’ve decided just to write about whatever happens to be in my head at the time I sit down to write it!
The burning question I am asking today is who decides what makes an artist, an artist?
I asked my 12 year daughter “what makes an artist, an artist?” and her reply was just fantastic. She replied that the word “artist” is quite a collective word because it can cover everything from music to photography to painting with all sorts in between, and so an artist cannot really be defined by any particular set of rules. She says that art is your creativity, and that you somehow get it to come from your head to your hands to do whatever is in your mind to do. I cannot disagree- I think she has a very valid point.
I think that art is a very subjective subject, and that one persons vision of art could could be another persons trash- or treasure- depending on how they see the world. Whatever the definition of “art” is or isn’t, my personal definition is that an artwork should be able to provoke some kind of emotion from a viewer. What do you think?