|The Garden Tamer, mixed mediums|
A little piece of mind to all fellow artists, whether accepting or in denial...
Art is a universe.
We can grow and thrive in it
or simply stand still and fade away
Whichever you choose, it's your decision alone
You may shine and claim your prize
Accept all the attentions
and bask under the lime light
you become untouchable,
one of a kind
But are you, really?
After all, you are nothing but human
and humans roam this art universe in millions
swarming it like a flood of hungry souls
Sometimes thinking in similar ways
Feeling similar emotions
Expressing them in similar meanings.
So artists, can you claim inspirations?
Just because you love fairy tale, doesn't mean you have exclusive rights.
Just because you're romantic, doesn't mean others can't be.
Just because you admire certain artists, doesn't mean others won't.
Just because you master poetry, doesn't mean you're entitled to it alone.
You simply are not.
Other artists may boldly or secretly follow your steps.
But many, will always stick to their own.
Similar or not to yours.
It doesn't make them followers, especially if assumption is all you have.
So please, be perceptive.
After all, if you really are one of a kind, why worry?
Good thoughts to all, Amalia, oxx