Art and The Artist

Art is the soul of an artist
Let the artist express
Let the artist display
Let the audience enjoy
And let the artist be free,
Most importantly, it’s freedom,
That’s what an artist need
Freedom to express
Freedom to decide
Oh the audience, please don’t poison the artist,
With your thoughts of putting price to an art
Art is the soul of an artist
And not a commodity to sell in market
Well, if the artist self feels to earn through art, let it be
It is solely the freedom of artist
Oh dear artist blessed with talents,
Please don’t worry about earning your bread
Use a little of your wisdom and decide
Whether to earn by selling your art
OR
Explore your other talents bravely,
And earn through it while finding time to create
Let the creation happen with all glory,
And you experience the bliss which is incomparable with anything…

(Just felt to express this as I contemplated on the words of many which hurt me deeply when they saw my writing and publishing of my first book as a way to earn, when they saw my love for yoga as a way to teach and earn, my discovery of unique tasting tea blends as business and earn, my artworks to be sold as NFT. They poisoned me with the thoughts of money and told me examples of people who thus earn. At some point, those poisonous thoughts started working, but through the grace of soul, I felt the discomfort and I became silent and the art went hiding in the depth of my heart. Through observation and contemplation, I gained back the courage to stand up for me and the creations through me. I separated carefully the righteous need to earn my bread and expressing my soul through different arts. I am not trading my soul for anything. Only the tea, I will sell at an affordable price and will blend it enjoying the process and not label it as “business” To those who call me a fool, I like to say “may you call me anything for I just don’t care anymore as I learnt what is right and wrong for myself”. Thank you for reading dear ones πŸ˜ŠπŸ™)

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25 thoughts on “Art and The Artist

  1. Yes, other people’s opinions belong to them and have nothing to do with us. Our art, our creative ability, is a result of that creative flow between the Divine and Human – a channeling of Source energy – and cannot be judged or evaluated by others, but can only be felt in the Heart. We are so truly Blessed to be able to sense these gifts of Spirit for what they are, in Truth.
    Thank you for sharing this reminder, Dearest Krishna!
    Wishing you a wonderful day!
    Sending the Sweetest of Blessings from my Heart to your Heart in Love. πŸ’žπŸ˜‡πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’ž

    1. Thank you dearest Betty β€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ™My heart is accepting your sweetest blessings and sending you love and blessings πŸ€—πŸ’

  2. Gorgeous write, dearest Krishna. I completely agree with you. It’s no ones business what an artist does with their art. That is their business. Usually those that casts these stones are envious. Much love to you, dear friend. ❀️πŸ₯°πŸ™

  3. I’d say nothing wrong with earning something for one’s honest efforts. However, I am completely with you since any creation has been never accomplished with that in mind. Artists paint themselves, they write themselves and the best part of us goes into that creation.
    One-sided views are nothing new. Many people would blame others for their own shortages. That’s a fact. A person who doesn’t have a flaw won’t see it in others either.

    1. Thank you dear Inese for sharing your thoughts πŸ₯°πŸ™β€οΈ I do agree with you that there is nothing wrong with earning something through one’s honest efforts and it is absolutely the freedom of creator. Earlier times, I was very much affected by the interference from friends and elders and now I am able to withstand it πŸ™‚

  4. “..I just don’t care anymore as I learnt what is right and wrong for myself” AMEN!!!!!!! Cheers to You, beautiful Krishna!!!!!! ROCK ON!!! Journey on!!! This gifted me so much joy and was a wonderful reminder to stay true to ourselves. Sending a loud “YAY!”, hugs and so much Love Your way!!! πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ™πŸΌ

    1. on the art part, there is no problem in “selling” it. I remember reading that “if you are good at something never do it for free.”

    2. Yes dear, only one variety – Metabolizer πŸ™‚ Has a coffee blend too – Energizer and made for a friend’s plant based food project, which closed after 2 months of opening. Hoping to start the sale of it in coming year.

      1. I will buy one (coffee) someday. Maybe you might end up as the next “nestle” who know? Good luck with your endeavor. πŸ™‚

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