Random Acts of Creativity #7

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Some early randomness to get you through the very first hump-day of the new year. It’s scary how few people are aware that matching your socks is speculated to be downright unhealthy! For more important human stuff read your rights here.

I am an artist…

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Ralph Steadman‘s  famous for illustrating Hunter S. Thompson‘s trippy travels.  I am pretty damn sure he had dark visions and impossible situations to spare when on assignment with Gonzo! But that’s what makes art so awesome, it doesn’t have to correspond with any reality! And as creatives we’re truly lucky to have access to such incredible imaginary worlds. I often take my imagination for granted. It only takes one night out to remind me of the boring worlds other people get themselves stuck in. With a little creativity you can explore limitless identities with a few weird wardrobe choices. Or build entire empires with dining room furniture! Why would you want to sit at a bar and scream at a television if you have minions to master?!

Random Acts of Creativity #3

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I get in trouble a lot for the “complement a stranger” one, just be careful, don’t go all the way to Hillbrow for someone you haven’t met, k?

There is only one position for an artist.

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“There is only one position for an artist and that is upright.” – Dylan Thomas (Interesting guy: In his later life he acquired a reputation, which he encouraged, as a “roistering, drunken and doomed poet”.)

Finding inspirational quotes is something I find a lot of peace and solace in. When I came across this little gem by Dylan Thomas it reminded me that as artists (whatever kind that might be) we have the unique gift of turning whatever we’re feeling into something tangible. And because of that we have no excuse to be lazy or to wallow in misery. If you need therapy, make something. Chances are, the more intense the emotion, the more epic the creation. Your outlet could encourage someone else, or if you’re lucky you could even make some money from your creations. Either way getting up and making something tends to set stuff in motion, even when you feel entirely powerless.