Life goes on and another year has started. Time passes with the wink of an eye and here I am. Before coming to college I never realized that I was so much into arts because I had buried my dreams under a pile of sand because I was trying to live upto other’s expectations. All I had in mind was that I want to become a successful doctor just because I watched a couple of seasons of House M.D a medical T.V show which inspired me to choose medical. But that was all temporary I guess.
I’ve met many people in my life who have inspired me a lot. Sometime in the journey of life you met certain people who leave an everlasting effect on you, who influence you a lot, with whom you share mutual interests, and who inspire you to follow your dreams no matter what the consequences are. They are just like free birds that don’t give a damn about the world and are really happy in their own lives.
I as a child always aspired to become an artist cuz I’ve always been indulged in arts. In kindergarden what started as drawing wobbly figures has become one of my passions. But most of the time I am seeking approval and trying to live upto other’s expectation. I often get told by my sister that I am not creative or the people around me that painting and drawing are just pure waste of time.
Arts provide all kind of beauty in our world. Sometime you don’t realize that we have arts everywhere. The chair you are sitting on right now was designed and constructed by someone, the shoes you are wearing is also art, the music you listen to was composed by someone. So just take a look around yourself for a minute you’ll see art in every tiny little thing. Not having art is just like living in a black and white world trust me.
Art for me is communication is a creative and artistic way. I like to draw or paint with soft music playing in the background. For me it’s like digging deep down into my emotions, either from my subconscious or something that is affecting my life right at this moment and bringing them out on the canvas. I love to express myself through pencil, colours and with my brush strokes.
“Art washes away from your soul the dust of everyday life.”
When people say to me that I’m wasting my time in arts it just disheartens me. So I ignore such people cuz I seriously don’t feel the need to explain myself to others. Art is like meditation to me it stimulates my mind as I throw all my emotions on a blank piece of paper. Art is an opportunity to express what you think, what you feel, what you love or hate, what you admire from the past, what you wish to change and whatever you admire.
And each one of us has a different perspective of seeing things which is based on different experiences, our surroundings and beliefs and when you paint transfer a part of yourself on the canvas. Your art reflects your personality, your goals, how you perceive things and it inspires others.
“Every artist dips his brush in his soul and paints his own nature into his picture”
Many of us don’t find the things that we are really good at, just because we aren’t given the freedom to explore. And art is one such thing that helps us in discovering our talents. So remember if you are good at something and it gives you happiness pursue it, always follow your intuitions and let it bring happiness throughout your life.