“I will not make any more boring art!”
This is a statement that changed my life. Back in 2014, when I was writing it on the first page of my journal and till now, these few words had a great impact on me.
I always was in love with art. With any form of it, till the local galleries to the biggest museums of the world, an indie movie or a blockbuster, music, writing, dance, architecture and every little performance always fascinated me in a wonderful and mysterious way.
Every time when I was in contact with art, beside admiring, living and contemplating it I had one extra wish: to create it too.
In my case, writing is my art. I always tried to write something worth readable, but I always ended up by throwing the paper in the trash. Until that day happened, the day when I discovered a simple statement, not in a gallery, but on the internet. It was so simple, but it was everything that I needed to start creating, to trust what I’m doing and go on no matter if I’m appreciated or not, to continue just for myself. That sentence was pictured over and over again in an image: “I will not make anymore boring art” In the next second I realized that this is what I wanted my entire life, to stop being boring like anybody else.
In my opinion, I consider boring art, like mass art or anything that’s not unique. I don’t wanted to be like others, especially in my art field so I decided to take that statement as a motto in my career and accept that even if my writing style can be a little bit weird or different, it’s not gonna copy anyone. I decided to be me and stop trying to write in a way to please others, except myself.
Since then I’m always having the principle “if someone happen to like it, that’s awesome, if not, I’m not gonna stop just because of that”
And this is how my life changed. This is how I ended up writing this post right now, finishing a book and waiting to be published. All those things happened just because I refused to give up and I continued to believe in my work. I’m not saying it was easy, but the results are the best reward.
I wrote this post today, because I wanted to share this with you. Maybe someone will read it and relate. Maybe you, the person, who’s afraid of doing art right now is gonna change her or his mind. Maybe the teenager that’s having dreams that seem so impossible to fulfill will see this and realize, like I did, that loneliness is not a thing anymore as long as you’ll keep going on creating things that inspire others. And, finally, for you, the ‘everybody’ that wasn’t accepted by the crowd, for every person that said “I don’t wanna be boning, I don’t wanna create boring stuff”, this is for you, just keep holding on to your dreams until they will fulfill.