This painting is my latest album cover (so far only on bandcamp). I have so many pieces of art and over a 100 vocal & piano songs recorded--so much material--and I realize most of it will not matter one bit to anyone else. Most of it won't be seen or heard even if it's out there available and I'll just die with all this stuff. Then I wonder it might mean something more when I'm gone, but I know that's hoping too far. None of it is THAT good...lol There are others who are always better and who will get the opportunity you miss out on or you weren't lucky enough to catch. I'm used to feeling insignificant, but on more than one occasion I've thought about just trashing all my art, deleting my songs and saying no more creating just to have it collect and then see that's as far as it will go. Do others ever make you feel bad for not getting the type of financial success or acknowledgment given the amount of things you've completed? I can't tell you how many times I've had people say "you should sell your art!" but when I started a poster shop online those same people wouldn't give me the time of day. I usually regret taking up advice like that. A whole lot more wasted time I can't get back.
Just don't give a s*** about what others are thinking. Don't make your music for others, make it for you and never lose the joy of music! And damn, look at this painting 😍 Serious talent here.
And that painting yessss
You have got pull it together. You have amazing talent. Don't listen to that crap. Take your time. Nothing happens to anyone overnight most of the time.its not about who is better. Sooner or later what comes from the heart reaches the heart You were given this gift and if you don't use it that would be far be one of the greatest sins you could commit. It would be like committing suicide. Just stop it! Pull your big girl pants up and get on with it.💯
By the way, the painting you posted here is really cool.
Stay positive! An artist is not defined by financial or commercial success or by the opinions or interest level of other people. If you love making music and painting then keep doing it. Remove the pressure of trying to monetize it or seeking validation from friends, family and strangers. Do it for yourself!
Just keep doing it because you love it. If a song or painting touches just one persons heart, it can change things for someone in ways you can't imagine.
Art is the most beautiful thing in the world. Always express yourself however much you can. The same people that tell you to make something of yourself are sometimes the same people who would say something like "Oh you are trying to be a musician?" or "You are trying to be an artist?" You are a musician and artists. You may be trying to be more successful with reaching the masses but you aren't trying to be something you aren't. Express yourself.
I found the artwork you posted beautiful and powerful. Maybe our music or art (I do painting too) doesn’t reach the masses, but if it touches even one person in some way, we’ve done something important. Further, we learn and grow through the creative process, we give life to our imagination, we set our ideas free in the world. We process our emotions and we share a piece of who we are. Best wishes.
Whatever you do, NEVER QUIT what you love to do! Listen to your heart and do your music, your art! I do understand what you've posted, I really do and you should keep on keepin' on! :) Peace!
Work hard to get your music out there. Stay positive and don't stop doing what you love! the art work for your album is awesome! you have a very creative mind set!