Create: Day 38
And how does your art rate?
One person’s trash is another’s treasure, one man’s caviar is another’s yucky fish eggs, and one woman’s sculpture is a comedian’s excuse to ridicule. Today’s post may be fun, but there’s a lesson in it, too.
You’re probably aware of the wonderful website etsy where crafters and artists sell their work. I’m an etsy fan and I’ve been thrilled with my purchases. But believe me, there’s plenty of stuff there that’s downright what-were-they-thinking-and-who-would-buy-it hilarious.
Enter entertainer April Winchell’s regretsy (subtitle: Where DIY meets WTF). Ms. Winchell re-posts unusual etsy items with irreverent commentary. The blog is funny–as is the book she’s compiled. Check them out and have a chuckle. Beware if you’re sensitive to racy allusions and off-color language (but then…you wouldn’t have made it to Day 38 here, would you?). Also know that it just so happens that most individuals who are made fun of on Winchell’s website turn out not to mind. Their sales go through the roof!
Here’s the point. And I’m not going to tell you to be tasteful in your art and well-trained in your craft. Instead, I say you should follow your creative whims no matter where–weird or whimsical–they take you.
Your creative vision is valuable, even if to no one but yourself. However, chances are there’s at least one other person out there who will find your work pure genius.
Create Month 2
What to do so far:
In case you missed a day, the reminders below are clickable.
Don’t put off creativity.
Use your limited experience with unlimited imagination.
Don’t worry about the destination.
If you’re stuck, lower your standards and go on.
Take a creativity vacation.
Value our creative visions (even if you get the impression no one else will).