What’s Bad For Your Heart Is Good For Your Art

‘Life can be hard. Things often go wrong in love, at work, between friends, in health and in all the ways that life can go wrong. When things get tough – make art.

Had a car accident and broke your left arm? Make art. Dog died? Make art. Someone stole your purse? Make art. Your mom has cancer. Make art. Boyfriend turns out to be gay? Make art. Somebody on the Internet thinks what you do is stupid or it’s all been done before? Make art. Probably things will work out somehow, and eventually time will take the sting away, but that doesn’t matter. Do what only you do best. Make art.

Make it on the good days too.

And while you are at it, do the stuff that only you can do. The urge, starting out, is to copy. And that’s not a bad thing. Most of us only find our own voices after we’ve sounded like a lot of other people. But the one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.

The moment that you feel that, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.’