I read a statement online last week by artist
“Artists are not like everyone else.
We think differently. We see the world differently.
We notice things that others do not.
We feel things that others do not.
That doesn’t make us better than anyone else – just different.
But that difference can be hard until you realise why it’s there.
I know it was for me.
But when I finally accepted myself as a born artist,
I was able to accept all the things that once bothered me.
I used to think I was overly sensitive.
Now I think of myself as perfectly sensitive.
I used to worry that I lived so much in my head.
Now I know that’s where I have to be.
I used to be suspicious of the ideas that appeared from nowhere.
Now I feel grateful to have a powerful intuition.
These “flaws” are actually gifts.
I am sensitive, day-dreamy, introverted and intuitive
because I am an artist.
And being an artist is still
– to my mind –
the best thing I could possibly be.
Louise Fletcher. 2018