Make Good Art: Neil Gaiman’s Address at The University of the Arts
“Make Good Art”
There are moments in every artist’s life where it is really hard to hear that inner voice that is so much important for your art and craft. It is hard to hear it among the many others shouting at you for doing something different, something new. There is a resistance in being who you are and in expressing your art in a way that is unique only to you. Sometimes it is about your business method, some other times it is about being racy or unconventional. In those times every artist should stop and remember why we are doing this, who we really are and what makes of us one of a kind.
We just watched Neil Gaiman‘s address at the University of Arts and we found it incredibly inspiring! You should watch it and listen to him!
And when things get tough, this is what you should do: make good art.
Husband runs off with a politician: make good art.
Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor: make good art.
IRS on your trail: make good art.
Cat exploded: make good art.
Someone on the internet thinks what you’re thinking is stupid or evil or it’s all been done before: make good art.
Probably things will work out somehow. Eventually time will take the sting away and that doesn’t even matter. Do what only you can do best: make good art.
Inspiring, isn’t it? Make Good Art, in the bad days as well as in the good ones. Whatever happens remember that the unique voice you have will never pay off if you don’t truly listen to it!