If you’re blessed with imagination, it’s part of your job to bring better images to the world.*
Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate and personal. An artist is someone that uses bravery, insight, creativity and boldness to challenge the status quo. Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn’t matter. The intent does. Art is a personal act of courage, something that one human does that creates change in another.**
We all have imagination.
We just forget that it needs tending: select, arrange, enhance
When we remember, it can be recovered and expanded.
If we pursue this with purpose, we become artists.
Artists who know what they bring is necessary to prevent each other becoming stuck.
The status quo isn’t how things really are: it’s just what happens without imagination.
*From Austin Kleon’s How to talk to someone with a missing imagination;
**Seth Godin, quoted in Ben Hardy’s article These 20 Pictures Will Teach You More Than Reading 100 Books.