Words have a power all their own (Photo credit: Lynne Hand)
When is an artist not an artist?
When some high falutin’ ne’er do well says you are?
Or you self –proclaim yourself to be one?
Questions, questions, questions.
Today I was inspired by “The Ranting Papizilla” and his buddy Sahm King over at “We drink because we’re poets” and their subsequent comments.
If you have an interest in writing and/or poetry you should check them out!
From the first (or rather the 2nd April 2013 which is when I entered the Word press blogosphere,) I have loved what they produce!
Today they really inspired me to write on when is an artist an artist? Or not an artist, as the case may be!
Too many people take themselves far too seriously I can myself from time to time fall into this category, but only when I have “a sense of humour malfunction” at which time I reboot, usually myself up the backside.
If you checked them out you will note that they posed two questions:
A) Would you like to see us have Short Story Prompts as well?
B) Are we all classified under the Artist label or not?
It is to question B that I turn my attention, the comments received by the Guys over at WDBWP were cool for the most part but there were one or two that had me thinking ”oh for crying out loud!”
And it is to those few that I reiterate my own comment, which is as follows:
“1. Anyone who creates anything in my opinion is an artist; some have more than one string to their bow, writing, poetry, photos, watercolours, or pastels! Cooking, baking, inventing, the list is endless! We live in a sea of humanity that are creative’s therefore we are all artists! This is no longer the select term for the few!
2. All prompts for anything is a great way to inspire, whether you create it that day the next or next year!
3. I love you guys just for being there! Do as you will with whatever time you have, just don’t ever stop!
Your humble follower and fellow creative artist when the mood takes her, Geraldine”
People have been crushed for years, for thinking they were not good enough, or had no talent because they didn’t fit into someone else’s idea of a square peg in a round hole!
Well that’s just plain balderdash!
P.S (Balderdash is a great word game if you can get a hold of it!)