Tag Archives: Sadness

Affection and Abandonment

I have a theory.  I think artists crave affection more than most people.  They are affection sponges.  I believe this because a lot of what they do calls for attention and positive attention at that, mostly.  They really want you … Continue reading

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Going Through the Motions

Sometimes you show up to do your art and you’re just not into it. Your heart doesn’t sing while you create and you don’t particularly like the results you produce.  Is it worth going through the motions? I think it … Continue reading

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Focus, Insight, Creativity and Depression

What’s the use of melancholy and melancholic feelings?  If depression and negative thoughts are so bad, you would have thought that evolution would have selected those prone to it out of the gene pool, by now.  After all, there’s an … Continue reading

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The Emotional Pain of Creating

There are many things that inspire us to create art.  Often, they’re positive and happy things, rooted in wonderment and amazement at the world we live in.  However, there are darker motivations, rooted in sadness, pain and frustration.  These motivations … Continue reading

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Reverence

Sometimes, the most creative expression you can make is to silently revere those that have lost all, those that are suffering, those who are in pain and those that will somehow find the strength to carry on. We are all … Continue reading

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