The second part of this lil rant of mine is about resolutions. It's almost the new year and everyone makes resolutions and finally, after many a year, I will too. But first, a little background to help understand my resolution. Recently someone made the statement that "art is essentially useless". This has bothered me since I first read that statement. A trusted friend at work told me I should just forget about it. Unfortunately for me, it's just one of those things that sticks in my craw. See, it works like this - if art is useless, then, by extension, the artist is useless. So in essence this person is telling me that I am useless. What makes it hurt even worse is that this is coming from the very person who inspired me to become an artist in the first place. Thus we come to my resolution for the new year. Since I am indirectly being told that I am useless, my resolution is to never again create any art. No more drawing or painting or coloring. Nothing artistic or creative in any way.
When your Muse tells you you're useless...then it is time to stop.