Art. We all have it in us.
Some are lucky to show it and some want to show it to the world but are afraid; not because they think they aren’t much good at it but because they just can not give it a start. They think about it and forget. That’s it.
Surroundings; matter a lot.
Okay lemme explain it in two simple steps.
I’m sure you’ll like it as in my perception, everybody is an artist and majority falls in the category of not even knowing about it.
This be the first step.
Artists need to listen and believe what people say about their art even if they think themselves to be bad at it. Remember, appreciation means a lot.
For instance- I sing. I’m not a singer I would say but I sing and I am good at it. Okay, how came I know? People, friends, relatives, et cetera. They kept telling me about it and would appreciate often. They helped me to know about it. I just surrounded myself with ’em at some point in my life and got to know about the art in me.
It has been a decade since I know that I can sing well but I am where I was a decade back; exactly at same state of mind where we know about a certain thing but don’t actually think or do something about it because we need push yet never search for it.
These people played the role of appreciators. They weren’t supporters. Appreciation was the start. To carry on the whole thing, one needs supporter.
This brings me towards the second step.
Artists who knows very well about the art they possess and that they are quite good at it needs to surround themselves with a group of artists; the ones who are related with their form of art.
This thing acts like fire.
You start to grow.
You start to know more about the art in you and how to improve it.
You can do anything and be anything you wanna be if the people who have the same goals and are as determined and passionate towards achieving ’em as you are; are with you throughout the whole journey.
Only lucky ones are blessed with this thing. Rest have to earn it.
I know that our surroundings are not always in favour of us but you need to explore if you have that fire in you. There are many like you. Find ’em. Carry on that journey with ’em.
It might take years but it’s never too late.
P.s. Met an artist today. Exchanged thoughts. It was great. May this helps you a lil’ ☺