When I was young, all I really wanted to do was make art. I did it at school, at home, on vacation, when I was happy and when I was angry. I don't remember the moment when I became interested in art. I just always was.
As the title suggests, I just think your born that way. Something just makes you have to do it, even if you don't always have the motivation. I don't mean that your necessarily born with all the talent you need. That takes work. It takes practice to play the piano. Hours of staring at a blank page and editing to write an entire book. Acquired technical skill to make a great photograph. Yes, IPhone has made it much easier to take an amazing picture. I love my IPhone. But, It's those years of struggle and dissecting your art that gives it true character. That's what makes an artist an artist.
It's when you feel like you are letting yourself down when you don't work on your art. When you don't feel like doing it, yet you just have to. It's having a drive to do it, even when there are times when you fail again and again.
I can't list the number of times I've failed at achieving what I wanted in my art. And even if someone else thought it was good enough, well, it just wasn't. And I think this is the true beauty of art. Each artist just has to achieve it in his or her own way. Just has to try to satisfy that urge to create. To draw from all those amazing artists before them that have influenced them. That unique vision that no one else sees.
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