June 10, 2022

Doing Art Is An Act of Generosity

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Posted by Sharmarke Hujale

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1 min read

I came across a video the other day by Seth Godin on YouTube where he touched upon art.

He didn't define art as what we normally associate art with—painting for example. He defined art as a human act—a way for us to make change happen.

Art as he sees it—is with anything that's creative, passionate, and personal—that resonates with the viewer and not only with the creator.

When you make art. It's unpredictable. It's risky.

Being an artist means giving gifts. Doing something that someone else couldn't do.

The more the art can touch and change the lives of other people. The better the art will do.

Art is a way to make a connection to another human being.

As Seth Godin calls it: "Art is what we are doing when we do our best work."

It also reminded me of the book Show Your Work by Austin Kleon where he says, "The act of sharing is one of generosity—you’re putting something out there because you think it might be helpful or entertaining to someone on the other side of the screen."

So what art are you going to be making today?

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