Why make art?
Because it's fun, light a great way of creating space, connecting to and expressing yourself.
That is the simple answer.
(And for people like Leonardo Da Vinci he shared some great messages through the layers of his work, that probably would have got him killed if he said them out loud at that time in the world.)
But his honestly guys, what have we done to the art world, what have we allowed to rule and own it? it has become one of the most polluted, arrogant, elite, corrupt, controlling, supremacy systems, it almost makes me think of the King and Queen of France that lived in the Louvre and got their heads cut off by the public, that's; the kind of cold supremacy energy in art, and a real arrogance to, a snobbery a looking down our noses at others. Or on the other side there is the airy fairy fluffiness, a role, being cool, a character you have to play.
Honestly there is so much bulls**t in the art world, it's sad to see, if you don't fit in a certain look or way, then your out, who says, men in fat suits, or some elitist, or a guy that doesn't have an ounce of love or var for people in his body, could easily be a woman too, just people that like to look good, to talk about it at dinner parties and show of to others in the same boat, sad to say it just shows how empty people are, At the same time, the nonsense people come away with, no judgement here as I was there at one point as well, about what their work means, all this emotional, heavy, meaning of life stuff, putting their issues into their work, their misery, anger, whatever, man what are people getting when they hand that ion their walls. And no it doesn't mean that, its simply a red dot on a wall. Sorry well I'm not at all I am not one that buys into all the arty, pretentious bulls**t. I switch off even at the slightest whiff of it. Same as in many systems I know.
But the reason I write this is there are so many people who are put off making art, from kids up to adults, because they are told or believe they are not good enough, so what who cares whether someone likes your work or doesn't. But they have been robbed of that joy, And I for one won't stand for that., i love joy, I am joy as I'm sure you all well know. I'm sure there are plenty of people who don't like my stuff, but I love it, and I know where it comes from a deeper place in me, with an ease, a flow, a joy, a true wonderment, just like making art as a little girl.
To find your expression, be it art, music, writing, mathematics, management whatever your thing is and allow yourself to express it allows so much space in your body and day, as I've said before its about not holding back and letting your natural amazing qualities out. Now that open up so much space in your day, way much better than checking out on TV or scrolling endlessly through social media, and yes it can be harder to say no, I'm going to connect to myself and express, but believe me it is so much worth it. And beats any crap on TV or the next meme you see. or who had what for their tea.
Let's keep art simple, and I don't mean you can't paint the most amazing layer detailed picture, I simply mean simple it doesn't need heaviness, stories, issues or drama, you know that catharsis crap we like to do, man we can deal and help our stuff easily, lets not dump it on other people or in our pictures, forget about need too, think of a child, keep it light, keep it true for all to appreciate.
Keep art simple, fun and light.