On Being Artists

Little Men

In my daily life, when I meet an artist, I get excited. I mean, it can be few and far between running into you folks.

But I think we drink up a little refreshment in each other when we meet. Yes? Our eyes sparkle and glisten a little. Conversation rushes out. Don’t you love connecting?
It’s good to have each other, to bounce ideas off of each other; to compare notes and to inspire each other.

I mean, the daily grind can be harsh, but sometimes just talking about color, concept or form brings us right back to who we are.

We are Artists. We get to define what art is. We are the carriers of where aesthetic and conceptuality meet.

We rush and crowd to each other’s work. Like when I was a modern dancer in Chicago twenty years ago, I could tell you everyone who would be in the audience. It was the artists who were there of course – the performance artists, the choreographers, the dancers. We were our own audience!

It’s true today too, I think, although maybe not as strongly. I believe, with the advent of Mixed Media Art, we are crossing more boundaries, and uniting more. And even though Art has gotten more commercial, it’s also gotten more accessible – which in turn, expands our audience.

And now, with the Internet, we’ve taken off like rockets – or maybe more like something slowly expanding in all directions… yes, like Jello on the loose.

Let’s stick together and stay connected through these times, because as artists, we have the same aims. This great cloud of artists that we are can only become better and clearer vehicles for carrying the vision we have been given – Unity through Aesthetics and Conceptuality –A Quest for Truth and the Expression of that Truth.

That is what defines us, No? Or Yes?


About Linda Lenart McNulty

I am an artist with a spirit to share, inspire and heal others through my work, which is currently exploring the Awakening of the Santos Cage figurative form in sculpture and intaglio painting. My quest is to channel art through Spirit, while bringing others into connection with their creative selves, using the joy of life, the gift of color and the discovery of form as vehicles to expression. Find me at: lindalenartmcnulty.com
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