“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”Ralph Waldo Emerson
My best creative ideas come from work that I do for myself, or from work that I do for a specific friend or type of person in mind. When it’s personal, it means more to me, so I become more willing to be vulnerable and honest, and infuse more of my personality into it. Music, writing, art, design, coding— it doesn’t matter which medium— creating for one person is a great way to make your art real and inviting.
When I write a blog, I try to write something that I would find valuable to read. Put another way, I write what I need to hear (or need to tell myself).
By creating for what you need, you are at the same time creating things people similar to you need too.
Your art connects us. We may come from different times and different places, we may look or speak differently, but by making your work meaningful to you, you’ve made it meaningful to me.
Your art inspires my art. Your story gives me hope for my journey. And through that connection we’ve found someone like us, a sign of encouragement and a place to belong.
Everything you make has the chance to change someone’s world.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #910