I have committed to 15 days of blogging with C4 – an organization in Atlanta that – according to their vision statement – helps Atlanta artists learn to make a living from art. This is a great way to connect with other like minded artists receiving a prompt a day.
What is my purpose here on this earth and why do I exist? To quote Emerson, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Living a life well lived is finding your true voice and your gift – and the purpose is giving it back to the Universe.
Why do I create? I have to. I am a learner. I am an observer. I am an experimenter – I’ll try anything once (within the law of course). Observations lead to dreams, which leads to explorations and to the path only I can see. The path I will forge, not a path I can follow. “The things that make me different are the things that make me me.” A.A. Milne
Yes, I believe it is a better life lived when you sometimes fail by being original than succeeding by copying others.
“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart” Vincent Van Gogh, Maybe a more simplified version of this for a t-shirt saying, maybe just SEEKING and EXPLORING, PASSIONATELY.
Delicious blog – I would love a t-shirt that said, SEEKING and EXPLORING, PASSIONATELY!!! Yeah for a terrific start to the blog-a-thon!
” I believe it is a better life lived when you sometimes fail by being original than succeeding by copying others. ” Oh, that is a wonderful sentence. Couldn’t agree more, and probably couldn’t say it as well. Thanks!
I am so glad you are joining us peeps here in Atlanta! Love your energy and willingness to experiment! I agree with you about being original even if “failure” is involved. Hurray for what is unique to each of us!
“Why do I create? I have to. I am a learner. I am an observer. I am an experimenter.” Oh, that’s powerful Vickie. This challenge sounds like the kind that is bringing you forth. I look forward to looking at your art.
Yet another reason to adore A.A. Milne: ”The things that make me different are the things that make me me.”
A few years ago, I realized something profoud (at least it is profound to me). The reason for my existence is simply… to exist. To simply experience this life. Everything else — all the joy and the art, all the playfulness and love — is just bonus!
In addition to all your marvelous quotes I am marvelling at the mission statement: “helps Atlanta artists learn to make a living from art.” Brilliant. Looking forward to what unfolds here on your site.
Oh – how I can relate to all of these. Thank-you for today’s bit of inspiration!