Faces in Ink
“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” ~ William Shakespeare
There are things we all do to manifest a reality. It is the single largest creative excecise on the planet in which every single living, breathing soul engages.
I only wish more people understood the active creative disclipline of life. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but if you haven’t imagined something and brought it into being lately it is time to rethink the way you are going through life.
Everyday you wake up and have the opportunity to create something of value and meaning. I know you didn’t think that this was the rarified air and sole domain of an artist did you?
Screw it! All you guys are artists whether you know it or not. If a visual artist is LUCKY, even a skilled one, at creating something of broad meaning and value to those other than himself, it is because it reflects to you qualities which you find valuable and meaningful in your own life. These things are inside you folks and somewhere deep down you know it.
Please don’t misunderstand me. Creating art just for yourself has no less value in itself, but I am speaking for the moment strickly from the perspective of someone who views and interprets another artist’s work
So, we are down to what does this have to do with today’s faces in ink? Today, I have made a face to show you. Tomorrow I may make another. This is not some phony outward diplay to the world, but a showing and a manifestation of something that is inside me.
My friends, I am going to tell you also to go off today to “make your face” or rather make the decision to begin to actively imagine and create your vey life. Some may be visual artists while others may be recording artists, but at the end of the day we are all life artists and make no mistake about that.