To Be an Artist You Need to Produce
One of the things that I noticed is that to be an artist it is always important to produce. It doesn’t matter what or how, but one of the things that differentiates you from others is if you produce things.
The result may not be what you expect. It may not be as good as you want it to be and certainly certain assholes in your environment will always be eager to tell you, what you just did is shit.
People are opinionated, so let them be. The important thing is that you produce something by yourself, something that is unique.
I always respect people that do something by themselves, because I know how hard it is to get your ass out on the line and just do it. Come up with a concept, write something, make a short video, something funny or dramatic, maybe write a song and record it.
Like I said it doesn’t really matter what you do, because just creating something creative by yourself already sets you apart. Of course, you should create something meaningful, but whatever you do over time you will get better at it. You will develop your own style and following.
People in today’s society, all of us are trained to consume. Every day we consume. We consume music, we consume food, we consume tv shows, we consume the internet.
There is so much to consume that it is easy to get lost in consumption and to forget how it is to create.
As artists you need to create, you need to make our point of view heard, you need to show the world that there is a different way of looking at things, not just through the eyes of consumption.
This is your way of giving back to society.
Have you ever seen this list?
As an arts major this is quite shocking. It means we are not doing our job right! Arts are now more important than ever. Society is falling into a coma and you need need to help them to wake up.
And how do you do that? By creating something that they can consume, from your point of view. With your ideas. Go out there and create! Now.
Do you have any questions or suggestions?
Contact me: Robin Schroeter