Being an artist has its upside as well as its downside. The upside as many will agree too is you get to create your world on so many levels. You get to let your imagination run rampant every day. You get to play in the fields of creativity where there are no boundaries except those you place on yourself.
As an artist you get to evolve and reinvent yourself daily. You get to become something different all the while leaving your unique signature on each new creation. An artist can take a blank canvas and with the stroke of a brush tell a complete story as a narrative of art. An artist can tell a narrative with a brush stroke which will touch the viewer on so many levels. The artist who came before us have taught us that a simple stroke of the brush will make a viewer wonder such as with the Mona Lisa is she smiling or not.
An artist as a photographer can take one photo which has frozen time and you see colors and images you would have otherwise missed because you would have passed them by. It is that creative instinct that makes art what it is.
In my observation, I have discovered an artist causes us to stop and notice life in a totally different way. Artist in their own unique expressions freeze time whether through canvas or camera.
The artist in our own way stop for that one split second and notice the shapes of objects, the colors of reds, blues, purples, the dysfunctions of the world, the hurting of people, the joys, the sadness, the sunsets and sun raises. The artist in that one split second notices life in its own unique for of showing up.
The above piece 9 X 12, Oil The Window