The writer Elizabeth Gilbert reminds us that we are all descendants of makers: “The entire world … has been altered … by human beings doing this weird and irrational thing that only we do, … which is to waste our time making things that nobody needs, making things a little more beautiful than they have to be, altering things, changing things, building things, composing things, shaping things.”
Whether or not you think of yourself as an artist, we all have “artist” encoded in our DNA. All of us come from long lines of artists stretching back beyond the beginning of recorded history. We can all embrace new ways of seeing and being, regardless of what we seek to create.
The question is not whether you are an artist or not. The question is, what art you will make when you know it’s part of your birthright.
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