Create Just To Create

One thing I have run into repeatedly over my years of creativity: people asking when I’m going to DO SOMETHING with my work. It doesn’t matter if it’s been crochet, painting, writing, photography or sewing. The world has this weird idea that creative pursuits have no value unless you’re making money from them. The problem …

Why Create Art?

  A few days ago I met a couple of people on the beach. I was taking photos, and the nice gentleman, seeming very interested in my answer, asked why I am a photographer. I mumbled something about liking to create beautiful things then changed the subject, feeling somewhere between clueless and a pretentious asshole. On my drive home, I started thinking about why …