Why Artists Are Never Happy

Discussion in 'Articles of Interest' started by nerwin, May 25, 2017.

  1. nerwin

    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Messages:
    3,056
    Likes Received:
    1,003
    Location:
    Vermont
    This video came across my photography news feed the other day. I thought it was quite an interesting video explaining why artists are never happy. It's kind of inspiring actually.

    Its worth a watch.




     
    • Like Like x 4
  2. Designer

    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    15,992
    Likes Received:
    3,995
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Been there. Yesterday, the day before, last week, for years, my whole life.

    I'm not an "artist" in the sense of "art"- art, but creative anyhow. I'm always dissatisfied with something, usually something made by someone else that should have been made better. I've rebuilt tractor steering gears, implements, machines, houses, etc., reconfigured, modified, repaired, and re-thought just about everything I own. When I am finished with it, (whatever) I feel an immense sense of progress as having been made. I am exhausted but satisfied.

    I will add that; however satisfied that I am with the results of my creativity, nobody else is able to see what work/thinking/money went into the process, or even why I bothered in the first place. No matter.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. nerwin

    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Messages:
    3,056
    Likes Received:
    1,003
    Location:
    Vermont
    It's the same thing when you restore an old car. You get it finished and you are happy with it and proud of it and when you go to a car show to show it off, sometimes you get that one person that says "you should've done it this way instead" and it almost puts you in a bad mood and then you start to wonder what else you "did" wrong. But they have no idea, like you said, what work/thinking/money went into the process to get it where its at.
     
  4. Dashur

    Dashur TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 17, 2017
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    excellent piece. I operate with two truths in my mind: Perfect is the enemy of Good; and 'about right, but exactly wrong'
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. waday

    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2014
    Messages:
    5,151
    Likes Received:
    1,765
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks for sharing. It was good and very accurate, haha.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. smoke665

    smoke665 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2016
    Messages:
    4,487
    Likes Received:
    1,808
    Location:
    Alabama
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Good piece, and as it points out, recognizing our flaws, helps us grow in our craft whatever that is. Embrace them, and use them to improve.
     
  7. table1349

    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    3
    Beat ya to it.:allteeth:
    self-defeating
     
  8. nerwin

    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Messages:
    3,056
    Likes Received:
    1,003
    Location:
    Vermont
    Haha! Whoops. I'm sorry, I didn't even know. My bad...

    There is so much content on this forum, I can't keep up with it all.
     
  9. table1349

    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    3


    Hey it gets more exposure this way. It's a good article.
     

Share This Page