Ok, I've got a lot on my mind this Monday morning and I'm about to spill..... I was fortunate enough to go see P!nk
in concert Saturday night with my husband and some great friends. It was amazing!! Live music is so good for the soul, for mine at least, and it's incredible to witness someone who can really really sing - and she can sing while flying through the air and spinning around at mach speed..wow!
As an artist, the most profound part of the performance is seeing another artist putting it all out there. It's not an easy thing to do, because inevitably there will be critics. I'm pretty sure P!nk has gotten over the haters because she is up there shaking her thing like she doesn't give a shit what anyone thinks... How many of us can say the same?
I've been following Kelly Clarkson on instagram
lately and the comments she gets on there are really unbelievable to me. Here is another uber talented performer and when she post pics from a concert or other profound moment in her life people comment things like 'you're fat.' Well who the hell asked you? Why can't we just celebrate someone's talent instead of criticizing the size of all her body parts?
This week a dear friend of mine posted a picture of two originals of mine that her husband bought for her (cool husband right?). And someone felt the need to comment that they looked like something that might come out of a kindergarden class. Now I've grown a thick skin over the years to this kind of thing. I've been asked if I paint with my eyes closed, or if I forgot to clean up the 'mess' so I've heard it before. I've also moved people to tears because a painting means so much to them. I have identified with an acquaintance over losing a grandparent through an abstract painting.
But what about my friend? She posted the picture because she was excited and proud of her new pieces of art....so why does some asshole feel the need to criticize?? And speaking of kindergarden- my daughter is in kindergarden and she has made some of the most creative paintings and drawings I've seen. We should all be so luck to have the creativity and bright-eyed wonder of a kindergarden kid!!
If you have nothing nice to say then don't say anything at all. I don't know how so many people missed that lesson growing up. I guess it's too easy these days to sit at your computer and spew out your judgements on the world.
In conclusion, I'd like to say thank you to all the artists in the world who share their talents with the rest of us. Imagine the world without music or art or literature ...pretty damn boring I'd think!
My five year old's masterpiece
And the work of my three year old!
THANKS to all the creative souls out there who are rocking mine.