They say that usage of cutlery and common sense are the only thing which separates humankind from animals. On this point, we have to strongly disagree. The main difference between us and the rest of the habitants of this planet is definitely art. Although some constructions made by animals are stunning, their plain and simple efficiency is done the same way for the past several thousand years.
“The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.”
This wisdom, spoken by German poet almost two hundred years ago still applies. An artist is not someone who can paint or sing in a nice and lovely way; an artist is someone who can breathe in the sigh of his soul and thoughts. That bond and thought about giving yourself in, and letting go is the key feature of this human distinction. Whether that be music, painting, or simple reorganization for the sake of decoration, we all have it. We only need to reach deep inside, and find that yellow little spark, give her shape and form we like, and that is it.
“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.”
Probably there is no man on Earth who have not felt this. A sense of pressure within his chest, unfocused glare and one trillion thoughts per second are the main signs of suffering this condition, caused by the extra creativity. The only way to get this right, is to find the way to express it, and give your inspiration a form. It may happen that we stop creating art for a while, but it will continue eventually. Basically, doing what makes you happy is art.
“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”
Working on your greatest of talents is never wasted time. Surely, you can spend that time doing something completely else, such as sleeping or jogging, but it will not improve you in such a good way. But on the other hand, make an assessment. Does your art offends anyone? If it is not for a public display, do not show your work to anyone. To quote Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” In general, trying to explain people what you have felt while creating your state of the art is like trying to explain the green color, without using the word “green”. It is much easier to show them the leaf.
Do not be afraid that art will vanish. It is indestructible, hidden under the shadow and behind the wind; always there, and never seen. You just have to feel it, rather than chase it. It will come up, eventually, opening up to you and opening you towards the whole world.