The Call may not be loud, but it is personal and real.
The Muse visits and then leaves because you are not ready.
The Artist in you is confused, clueless, and camouflaged beyond even identifying himself.
There is something unexpected in the pipeline.
The Artist sitting there in a cubicle, or in the dark is trying to invite the Muse home and create his masterpiece.
Before that happens, realize that an era is over, may be for good.
The Art is a Vocation again for some, and can become so for many.
But before you unleash the Creative Powers resting in you – for the good of this world,there is something you need to know,
Not only know, but let your creative instinct be guided by it.
This is What is going to happen to an Artist in the normal world:
You will exhaust yourself, loose your voice to the outside noise,and the ideas will stop knocking in.
What if You could change Your World with just 4 Steps?
Mojo Of Small Things Presents Before You Go CREATIVE – This is What you Need to do!
Does it sounds too Ambitious to you?
We will come back to it again, Lets start making art first.
Here You go!
You are THE Artist – The CREATOR.
Claim Your Identity.
Every day, Almost all the artists deal with it.
It just stares you in the face when you are at your weakest.
Many people in this world won’t acknowledge Being An Artist as a JOB -JOB.
SO People will tell you with utterly confused confidence that ‘THIS CAN NEVER BECOME YOUR JOB’ (while they are busy consuming the art themselves).
The time has come for you to claim, carve, and rewrite your Identity.
Embrace being an ARTIST –
Declare being the Storyteller, the Writer, the Painter, the Designer.
Now you have a name.
This is what happens when you do that –
- You become free.
Having your own identity is much liberating than not having it at all.
- You open yourself to experiences that may open doors for you.
Because Now people can search you and you can make yourself searcheable.
The Muse loves the ARTIST who has identified himself as one.
Now the World is OPEN.
Become Courageous for now and forever.
Now you have wore the Cape and picked up the proverbial brush.
The time has come to start painting the town red (atleast in your mind, to start with?).
If life was a paintbox- COURAGE is a MUST-HAVE color.
The Story that you have written, the canvas on which paints are yet to dry, the song composition, the recipe – whatever it is – The World Will be Better with Your Art being OUT and LOUD.
Invite from within – The Courage:
To make Art, Make mistakes & correct them, To Come out, Showcase your Art, Talk about what matters, Be Sensitive Yet Invincible.
The Courage to Invite the critic for tea and when he has left look at your art again with love, and have a tea with yourself.
Once you embrace Courage – Things become possible like they were never before.
The MUSE likes Courage turned into ART and ART expressed with courage.
Discipline equals Freedom.
The elixir is getting ready, the fumes are spreading, and people have started noticing.
They want more and you need to produce more too.
That is your contribution to the world,
Why will you stop making that wonder potion?
I can understand that YOUR ART Liberates you – the freedom is invaluable, but
There is a small step which you should not miss – the bitter pill called the DISCIPLINE.
Stephen King writes everyday (yeah it is not a TYPO – everyday).
Thats why the rule: Writing is not tough, sitting to write is.
Start doing stuff and Muse will visit you for sure.
The Muse likes WORK-IN-PROGRESS.
Once you embrace discipline – You will free of the guilt of not being able to respond to YOUR CALL.
Discipline brings creativity, courage and credibility.
If you were to ask me, What forms the WHEAT of an Artist’s bread?
It will be discipline.
Now you know who you are, you can work with courage,and beat resistance – here comes the secret of continuous creativity and the human need amalgamated in one – The Need to Belong and Be Understood.
You need a Tribe – REAL,ELECTRIC, and SOONER-THE-BETTER.
You are as Smart as your Tribe (that is maximum).
There are some places that produce more work of a kind.
Silicon Valley, Hollywood, Paris, the list is not endless, But you can’t ignore it either.
These places have what money can’t buy –
Money is not an ingredient here – its an Outcome.
(Money is used just to make stuff understandable – It is VALUE actually).
It is right into the face, loud and noticeable even before you could unpack you bags: These places have the VIBE of TRIBES.
The Culture is electric, Artists are Welcome, Art takes center Stage and People come together to create stuff – Nothing can be more incredible then that.
Their is magic in this place, and people and in their meetings.
You can create stories, music, recipes and any other art in the air.
This is THE Hogwarts and Harry Potter on Steroids.
When you enter a tribe:
the art happens over a coffee, or wine or whatever brings people together.
Work in progress is embraced and celebrated.
What happens when you are near a TRIBE?
Being in tribe is the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle of BEING CREATIVE.
When you are in a tribe you need to be in :
- Your identity becomes REAL YOU.
- The Courage you always needed is served with coffee with a Mentor or a Hero.
- Discipline becomes a way of life, and
- Tribe begets a Tribe.
Here is the Puzzle solved:
- Declare your identity,
- Embrace inner courage,
- Welcome Discipline of Creation, and
- Walk into where your tribe exists.
The Muse is waiting for you on the other side.
Just take these steps.
Respond to the Call of Your CREATIVE GENIUS.
You will do Good.
Mojo Of Small Things.