Saturday, June 11, 2011

Heart of an Artist

What makes being an artist so hard? Not just a visual artist but a musician, actor, writer, and every other creative genre? Simply put, it's this:

"What has been will be again, 
   what has been done will be done again; 
   there is nothing new under the sun. 
 Is there anything of which one can say, 
   “Look! This is something new”? 
It was here already, long ago; 
   it was here before our time."

 Ecclesiastes 1:9-10

 The struggle of an artist is not to create something new, but to say or do something that has been done and told a million times before in a way that no one else ever has. That my friend, is what makes artists go mentally insane.