Create to Share

“The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.”

Vincent Van Gogh

What is art without someone to share it with?

I create things because I love the process of creating and even if I was stranded on a desert island (and happened to have all my creative tools) I’d still pick up my guitar and strum and pick up a sketchbook and draw the palm trees.

As a creative, my natural state is creative motion.

When I’m doing nothing, my mind/mouth is humming a tune. There’s nothing better than a blank piece of paper to scribble some ideas on.

I create because I love to create, but a big part of creativity is sharing what you make. Our art isn’t rendered “less than” if we don’t share it, but when shared it is elevated to something new.

Sharing takes this one idea and makes it our idea. 1 + 1 = 3.

Sharing your art is love. It’s loving the craft. It’s loving others. It’s loving yourself. It takes love to put yourself out there—at the chance of embarrassment or failure—and express your ideas.

We create for ourselves—to scratch an itch, to build something novel and/or new, to learn and improve—but in so doing, our work helps and enables others to create too.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1103

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