Thursday, March 22, 2012


The horizon just keeps opening up. Never ending.

Sometimes I just feel limitless. It hurts to be stretched out so far. There are so few certainties. Can you be terrified and giddy with pleasure about the same thing at the same time? It is proving hard to break free of my cacoon. My wings are still limp yet. Can you see me soar? Watch how high I go. Can you see?

I have visions, whispers, colors in my head. Can you see? I can. Let me show you...


Life: an agonizing mix of ecstasy and anguish.

Art: the result of life focused and funneled through an artist's hands.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Sometimes, I want to live my whole life on a creative/emotional high point. Despite how chaotic my brain can be during these periods, I love them! I feel so alive. Everything holds a drop of inspiration. The possibility of poetry is everywhere. But if I only ever stay on a high, they'll become average to me. I have to starve a little to understand the feast of creative thought.

I have to be afraid before I realize the comfort of my Hero's arms.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Art: Good, Bad & Ugly

Art is about passion. Therefore, artists are passionate. There are so many different stereotypes of artists. One idea I've gotten a lot from my family and friends is how easy they think it is for me to create. They see my finished work and can't believe it. But I don't show them the hours of thought and struggle to get just the right lines or words out onto the paper.

To the outside world, we artists create because we love it. But we know better. We do love it but in some ways, we have to love it. When the inspiration comes, I don't really write/ draw because I want to. I do it because if I don't, the ideas will drive me literally crazy. To be an artist is to have voices in your head and if you don't get them out, they'll kill you.

And along with all that passion comes a lot of emotional ups and downs. Art is about highs and lows so guess what an artist's life gets to be like? I've noticed that the more creative I get, the more trigger happy my emotions are. I experience everything to the extreme and those extremes fuel my work. I'll admit, its hard. Lots of times, it is a total pain. It distrupts my life, school, my relationships. It makes everything just a bit harder.

But it is worth it. If I have to live the rest of my life with these crazy unpredictable extremes, I'll take them to have the creativity. The voices drive me insane but without them, I wouldn't be me. So I'll take it all: good, bad, and ugly.