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Hitting the mark

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about hitting the mark.

Or more accurately how artists in general hit the mark or alternatively, fail to impress.

I think there is a thin line between the two.

Between writing that piece that speaks to a generation, and just writing for the sake of writing.

Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ is a good example. It sums up the horrors of war for a modern generation. It seeps into our psyche and has a conversation with it. Changing us despite ourselves.

Great art changes the artist. Great art changes people.

We can’t predict the change, when or how it will happen. We can only expose ourselves to the winds of change and allow ourselves to be malleable in its hands.

We can also educate ourselves and be aware of the issues that really matter today, both as artist and individual.

And we keep working, because the muse wants to find us working, and you never know, she might just give us the nod when we least expect it.

Keep the candles lit and have a lovely week, and browse these if the mood so takes.


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