I painted this mural many years ago. I am constantly reminded of how the talent of the true masters is humbling and that we will never go back to a more simpler time.
I have been reading a lot of blogs lately that explore the reasons as to why we blog. I think I do it….well, because I can. No, seriously. Not that long ago did we (the masses) even have this outlet, to express ourselves, to share our thoughts and ideas so freely. But I always wonder what can I bring to the table? Who really cares about what I think/do/write. I still don’t have the answer to that question, but I will say it is cathartic.
And Still, I Write
Even as I’m typing this, I’m thinking “who cares”? And….I keep on typing. I torture myself. I am my own worst enemy. And, I constantly remind myself that I am a mere speck on this earth. A teeny, tiny bit of info floating around cyber space. Used to be we thought of ourselves as a little fish in a big pond. Thanks to the internet, the pond just got a whole lot bigger. Now, everything is accessible. The amount of information and images is overwhelming. How do I stack up? Is my work better than that? Or, better yet, my husband says “you can paint that!”. If I’m as good as he says I am, why am I not famous yet?
When I was young, I was sure I’d be a famous artist. I’ll probably just have to settle for being famous in my own mind. Well, my kids think I’m famous. Shouldn’t that be enough? Is it wrong to think you have something special? Something more to offer?
So, I guess that’s why we blog. Sending groups and combinations of letters and numbers out into cyberspace. Because we have something to say, something to show for ourselves….now I just have to find somebody to read it.
Would Da Vinci Have Been Freshly Pressed?
They honed their craft, worked every day on improving their art. No shortcuts. Just good old-fashioned hard work. That’s what we need to get back to. There will never be another DaVinci, or Michelangelo, or anyone that could be called a “master”, but think about what their blogs would have been like! Oh, man, now that would have been something to read!