Whether it is made from words or pictures, it is art. Writing is an art form that can never be perfected, just like any other form of art. We each express ourselves in a certain way. It may be through spoken or written words. It could be in our sketches, drawings, or paintings. It could also be in the sound of the music we play. The little tunes we whistle or hum, to lighten our moods: that is an art.
However, we don’t always understand what others try to convey to us. It is impossible to be in someone’s mind completely, and fully understand what their true intent was in creating a piece. Sometimes it’s simply out of boredom, sometimes for pleasure, sometimes out of protest, to simplify something complex, or to simply leave something behind for this world to remember you by.
We all are artistic, even though we might not always see that art. People can only use the forms of communication that they are used to. That’s why it’s so difficult in our multilingual world to figure out what everyone else is trying to say. We are all separated by language barriers, except, in drawing a picture. The Aztecs knew it, the Egyptians knew it. They knew that someday in the future, when their culture no longer remained, that other people would see and recognize their depiction of what they saw and be able to relate with them. Writing is easier for many people, in that they believe they can share thoughts with putting it in a picture. Well, words should make a picture. But the human mind is much better stimulated by visual things.
Studying art and studying words both take an equal amount of imagination. Pictures just take up more physical space than words. Writers tend to appreciate art more because they know the trials of finding that word that fits just right. The artist often tends to appreciate words, knowing well the painstaking efforts to make their masterpieces look just right. Musicians know the aggravation of not getting the right sound.
There are few that can do all these things with excellent skill and accuracy, but all of us can do one of the three to some degree. Each of us needs to practice the skills we know we have, because each one of us has something to say.
~ Amelia <3