There was a time when a group of people controlled everything. Ironically, I call them the guardians. Their role was to protect the market place, the society, the human kind. Where are those people? What happened to them?
When I was seventeen, I had the intense desire of creating a radio show. As any young bright man would do, I prepare a two pages document explaining the objective of the radio show. Lucky, I knew someone who was working at a radio, I went to him, explained my idea, then handed him my two pages in the hope he’s going to do something about it. At least advising me or asking me questions. Until now I am still waiting to hear from him. Maybe he will call someday.
I am totally certain that many of you have been in similar situation. Maybe you had a cherished little dream that you wanted to accomplish, but you needed to get through the gate keepers or the patron to get exposure. If you still have this desire, this drop of creativity I have good news for you. This is what you have to do:
As I was reading this book of Seth Godin called the Icarus Deception, the idea of this post came to me, so I would like share some its most intriguing sentences with you.
“Art is not a gene or a specific talent. Art is an attitude, culturally driven and available to anyone who chooses to adopt it. Art isn’t something sold in a gallery or performed on a stage. Art is the unique work of a human being, work that touches another.…”
You will stand onstage and speak from the heart, and some people in the audience (perhaps just one person in the audience) won’t get you, won’t accept you, won’t embrace you. That’s what art is.
“Art is a leap into the void, a chance to give birth to your genius and to make magic where there was no magic before.
You are capable of this. You’ve done it before and you’re going to do it again. The very fact that it might not work is precisely why you should and must do this. What a gift that there isn’t a sure thing, a guarantee, and a net.
It’s entirely possible that there won’t be a standing ovation at the end of your journey. That’s okay.
At least you lived. “
My message to all of you is that you are all artists and lot barriers are fallen today. You don’t need the benediction of the patron or the permission of the gates keepers anymore. This is the connection economy. Now you can self-published through Amazon, have a blog, doing a radio show or podcast using the internet. You can promote you work through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on. The possibilities are limitless.
You are an artist and you are here to leave your art print on the soul of the earth. Make good art, find your niche and connect with them.