2017-07-10-BF1717-anythingnice


1717 Anything Nice.

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Just let him twist in the wind why don’t you, Alex?

I’ve got that blank inside feeling I get sometimes. It happens more often when my allergies are bad, and they have been all summer. I don’t feel creative at all. If I were anyone else I’d just say I have art block and quit working, but I’ve trained that nonsense out of myself. I think that art block, as a concept, is part of the toxic thinking that artists are encouraged to believe in. Culture at large doesn’t want to pay for work, so if artists don’t think what they do has value that’s free work for people. If they get told all their lives that it’s okay to be flaky because they are artistic they will be, which reinforces the negative stereotypes about artists and creative people in general.

What matters about a person is what they can do for other people.