Temperature in the picture
It is still cold these week. When the freezing weather continues, it becomes difficult to wake up tired in the morning and makes you want to be lazy.
Especially, I keep an image that comes to mind on a cold day. It is an image of a Wood Fireplace that is burning brightly.
Above photo is a wood fire made by the landlord who helped the poor tenants with kindness and warm heart in Germany. When we first had to find a house, we were fortunate. Although most people live in rental houses in Germany, the supply is low compared to demand, and landlords are reluctant to rent, making it difficult for tenants to find a home.
When we search for rental house in Germany, we need to call the house owner listed on the rental section of the local newspaper, make a visit, and even interview you. Probably, nowadays the tenants will search them and contact to owners online site. The homeowner check whether you have a pet, smoke, how stable your finances are, and whether you have children in the interview. Some homeowners told us that they can give us priority, if we can renovate floor instead of owner. If you frequently experience these kinds of interviews, the hardships of life as an immigrant will be accelerated. Occasionally, some owners frowned at the children we were tagged along. If tenants bring their children in interview, their chance will be decrease to be a good tenants. They think that children make messy and broken a part of their property. Of course, there was no answer such as sensitive owners.
In this situation, the house owner we met for the first time was nice and had a beautiful mind for tenants. He had worked as a engineering soldier repairing airplanes in Busan during the Korean War and showed infinite kindness to us as Koreans. The kindness of him and his wife is such that there is not enough time to write everything within a day.
At that time, I realized that the word "thank you" was such a short and poor expression, so I started studying various expressions of gratitude in English again.
They often invited us home. Whenever we visited the house on a cold day, they made a wood fire for freezing people to keep it warm. I knew then that people's hearts are warmer than wood fires. Impressed by the warmth, I took the picture to preserve the moment. But when I think about it, I think I did a good job taking pictures. Because looking at the image on a cold day, the warmth of that time comes to mind.
The same goes for pictures. On a physical canvas, there is a painting where various brush strokes create such a warm temperature. I know the artist who made a picture like that. Probably most people know him and his works.
It is the woman sewing next to Jean-François Millet's lamp.
A woman is sewing by yellowish and bright lamplight. Under the warm light, her baby is sleeping peacefully. The bright, warm yellow paint gives the overall temperature of this painting. It seems that the house is poor enough that she has to turn on her lantern and sew even when the baby is sleeping. But her mother, who is concentrating on her needlework, doesn't look hard and tired. Baby, this has become a daily routine, and she sleeps well under the light of a bright lamp. How happy would the baby be to watch her mom before she sleeps with her squint eyes open?
When I look at this picture, I particularly remember my father's stories, who passed away.
When my father was young, Korea had to lead a devastating life after the war, and it was a poor and tragic time when it was difficult to run the country itself without the support of other countries.
At the time, most Korean used to turn on the lamps in every house. My father said he read and studied under this lamp. Children wanted to read more books, but the oil in the light ran out, and they couldn't read any more.
The poor children had no money to buy textbooks to study at school, so they should copy the textbooks under the lamplight and use them. The lamp stories that my father told me in this poverty were varied.
Sometimes it was sad and sometimes unfamiliar, but there were some peaceful scenery that children are sitting next to my mother, with playing by lamplight. When I heard my father's story, my heart ached at my father's poor situation and the people around him who suffered the severe poverty at the time. But when my father told me about the lamp, it was a poor and difficult time, but it seemed to become a childhood memories.
So is Millet's painting. It is deplorable to be poor, cold and hungry. For this reason, the painters preferred to paint nobles life in beautiful decorations, flowers, and colorful dresses rather than such a shabby and sad scene. However, Millet captured this simple family with his warm eyes instead of drawing the rich family's the fancy life.
He was passed away in a poverty, even though he made a successful debut at the 33-year-old salon exhibition and the french government purchased his paintings. He kept going to paint humble family rather than chase the trendy painting. Most of all he did not stop capturing the lives of the poor and simple commoners.
Thanks to his sincerity and warm heart for his art, we seems to be receiving warmth and comfort through his paintings. Van Gogh, who had a different style but had the same spirit, would redraw his pictures as a sign of respect for Millet.
Perhaps the perfect love that Millet and Van Gogh envisioned was at the table of ordinary people, the baby sleeping by the lamp, the people gathered by the stove, and the sweat of the peasant plowing the fields? He seems to have painted a picture because he wanted to keep and convey this warmth for a long time. It's like looking at old photos and cherishing the warmth and gratitude.
Seeing his paintings makes me want to paint warm, soft, and calm portraits. It's the opposite of my drawing style, which constantly moves vigorously, but seeing a picture like this gives me a strong motivation.
I drew the picture below for the first exhibition such as the same spirit and strong motivation.
One day, I visited a small church in a village, and there was a large candlelit and a note on the wall with countless wishes. Perhaps those contents were prayers. That scene gave me an indescribable warmth and hope. I had same experience. One day, I also went into the hospital's prayer room before my child was under the surgery. In the small dark room, I found the notes with wishes written down. I remembered that mothers wrote down prayers for the health and recovery of their children and pasted them on the wall. Of course, I also wrote and pasted it, hoping that the surgery would go well. For those sad and desperate for something, this kind of warmth is absolute. I wanted to capture that absolute light and temperature. And I used it as a cover picture for the first exhibition.
It is a rather humble and rustic painting, but it is precious to me.
There are always more unsuccessful, poor and weak people than successful, rich, healthy people in the world. It means that the world still needs a lot of warmth and unwavering encouragement. Perhaps that is why painters like Millet, who was warm-hearted and mature, who were well aware of this life process and philosophy, paint warm yellow in their way and show them to their descendants.
Thank you for being able to see those pictures in a cold day.
In the East, the futility of possessions and attachments in life is expressed in this way.
人 生 無 常
If you apply the letters, human life is always nothing.
In other words, the meaning of 人 生 無 常 means that human beings (人), born (life), never-before (non-existence), and always-same (常) are not always the same and are transitory.
Likewise, in the West, this emptiness and meaningless of life is referred to as the Latin noun Vanitas [from the Latin adjective vanus meaning 'empty'] as 'emptiness', 'vain,' or 'valueless.' it was called to represent the pursuit of worldly things and temporary and worthless things.
Although the sounds and words they call each other are different, they all mean the same thing.
The oriental Vanitas paintings are mainly expressed and symbolized by dry branches, people walking alone and the moon. Unlike majestic landscape paintings or genre paintings that compose and fill the screen in a fun way, these paintings are characterized by a lot of blank space, in which texts or poems express the emptiness of life, and they are simple and deprived of a lot of energy.
In contrast, in Western vanitas paintings, the skeleton symbolizing death is often the picture's main character. An hourglass representing ephemeral nature often appears as a supporting role next to it. It means that life is like the time remaining in an hourglass. It has limits and is not eternal. Mirrors often appear too, but there are cases where they express human vanity or draw regrets about youth's passing. Also, musical instruments appear frequently by comparing life's simplicity and ephemeral nature to musical instruments. There are many still-life paintings throughout, and it seems to fill the screen with various fruits, flowers, and tableware, but it is painted in dull and dark colors. (Image source by Wikipedia)
Then, why did the painters paint such gloomy, dark and dull paintings as if they were competing? Were there many famines, wars, or adverse events at that time? So, did people draw these pictures to express their pessimism and emptiness?
Ironically, however, in the case of Vanitas paintings, the still life paintings were famous in the Netherlands and Flanders in the 16th and 17th centuries, especially in medieval Europe. Mainly Christianity From the traditional Christian perspective, it often refers to the pursuit of worldly objects and temporary and worthless things.
In the case of oriental paintings such as Vanitas styles, there are many memoirs and autobiographical paintings drawn by an individual as an adult as an older man looking back on his own life rather than instructive.
Living in the glory and wealth, the elderly realized that life was only a fleeting moment and that it was like a midsummer night's dream. Everything disappears and becomes empty as time goes by. Suddenly, they apprehended the truth in the end of their life, they felt disappointed and depressed about nothing. But when they turned around, the water was flowing all around them, the mountains were still there, and birds were chirping beautifully from somewhere. In this way, they realized the meaning of life by looking at the nature that has always been with them at a constant temperature. They felt some unconditional and unwavering love from the great natural providence.
Mountain is a mountain, and water is water. It is a famous sentence, made some inspirational trend by the famous monk Seongcheol in Korea. In other words, all things come from one origine, life is all about flowing into one stream without thinking and classifying about whether it is a mountain or water. Even the point out the exact definition to classify, is unnecessary to live in our life. How is more important which philosophy is right or which religion is the best ? Who can announce apparently which life is more perfect than those kind of life?
He preached that life is to give up attachment to possessions and material things and to live naturally as if everything flows as one.
In particular, when life is under the dark time, when we experience significant failures or betrayed from someone we trusted, we feel a' void of meaning' when vital things that were previously thought to make our life meaningful suddenly disappear. This is the sense of emptiness.
There are times when this sense of emptiness creeps in. That's when you look back on the meaning of life and look back on your own life.
I also drew a picture about an emptiness tag along the time. The title of the picture is "In the Moment".
The beautiful flowers wither someday, and the splendid things of the world disappear without a sound when it's time to go down on the stage. That's why people want to capture and leave a beauty in their canvas to preserve the waving time. No one will eagle to see a dark, drab, gloomy picture hanging in their living room over and over again.
However, with a hope, I would like to scan and fix the Moment the beauty was about to disappear.
I took a canvas and drew a picture. Falling flowers scatter down with tears. Everything has a time, and both beauty and glory are temporary. But the record of that beautiful day will remain like this picture. The Moment remains in each person's mind like a photograph and a painting.
When we want to teach someone a lesson, we find meaning in life and move forward. All Eastern painters and Western painters of Vanitas also realized the importance of life and moved forward.
Since everything in the world is not eternal and even the glory is temporary, it is easy to become infinitely depressed and empty.
Bernardo Strozzi, named il Cappuccino and il Prete Genovese (c. 1581 – 2 August 1644) was an Italian Baroque painter and engraver. One of his paintings shows an older woman looking in a mirror. The title of the painting is "The old Coquette".
Two maids help an elderly noblewoman in front of make-up vanity. One of the maids is about to insert a beautiful feather between her gray hair. "You're probably still beautiful". The maid seems to be saying that.
The noble lady looks in the mirror endlessly. She are grabbing the withered flower with her wrinkled hand. None of the props in the picture look lively and shiny. But her expression doesn't look sad and shabby. Instead, she shuts her mouth firmly, and her face feels karisma.
Like the pretty girl in the 1954 Norman Rockwell painting Girl at the Mirror, she must have had a lovely and beautiful time. But even this cute girl in the Mirror will one day become the older man above.
Although the most beautiful and youthful years of her life have passed shortly, probably she remembers her leeds days and seems to be realizing the meaning of her life. Because she is looking straight at herself in her mirror, when her flowers wither and droop and the working maid only looks at her decorations, she is the only one who sees herself in her face. In it, I saw her confidence. I think her dignified attitude like this is more remarkable than fancy decorations. Of course, the artist might have wanted to talk about the futility of the past, though.
Confidence to face one's own eyes in the face of the passing years, this seems to be the same mindset that painters paint their portraits only after creating their own world for many years.
When you suffer from insomnia due to the thought of a sense of emptiness that came one day, if you look straight into your eyes while appreciating the vanitas paintings left by previous artists, and looking straight into your eyes, it will help you to shake off the futility that came like an uninvited guest.
Artworks about windy days
Yesterday it was windy 35 mph and rained in my area. When the wind blows like the speed, I can hear the rustling of branches, the flow of air through the street, the shaking of objects in the yard, and the sound of an ambulance passing by a nearby road. On a quiet night, only the wind flow is captured in my ear. Especially in the United States, most buildings are made of wood, so when stormy night comes, I can feel the airflow more realistically from the house itself.
When I was in Germany, it was a concrete building when the wind blew, so I didn't have this vivid feeling of the wind, but instead, I had to hear the terrifying moving sound from the shutters in front of window. In Korea, the aluminum-framed windows make a rattling sound. With various styles, the wind blows a huge invisible stream of air that makes a lot of noise and carries a lot of energy.
Artists have described this airflow through paintings from various angles and perspectives. The traces of the wind are charged on the canvas as if they were still moving in the form of swaying branches, the skirt of a woman blowing in the wind, people holding hats that seem to be blown away by the wind, and rocking waves.
Some works come to my mind when the stormy wind blows. This painting is ChuseongBudo, a piece of Hongdo Kim, one of the representative painters of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. This painting tells the story of a muffled sound outside in the autumn breeze.
Contrary to the feeling of this picture, Kim Hong-do portrayed the flow of energy such as the flying sleeves of clothes and motion that change due to people's movement and the physical wind caused by the weather in 2D, but three-dimensionally as if seeing it in 3D.
Gim Hong-do (Kim Hong-do, born 1745, died 1806?-1814?), also known as Kim Hong-do, most often styled Danwon (Danwon), was a full-time painter of the Joseon period of Korea.
Kim Hong-do At the time, Joseon was a period called the cultural renaissance period. The dynasty promoted the arts, appointed artists as bureaucrats, and created related departments called Dohwaseo.
Dohwaseo or the Korean Royal Academy of Painting is an administrative office of Joseon drawing pictures requested by other administrative offices of Joseon.
It seems that the painters at that time were lucky to be able to become civil servants, earn a regular salary, and maintain their status for the rest of their lives without worrying about their livelihood. In such a "Dohwawon", Kim Hong-do was favored by kings and nobles, painted hard, and obtained a public office.
Due to his detailed depiction, magnificent handwriting, and expressive power to express the dynamics well, he became a famous painter favored by even the king, Jeongjo of his time. However, when Jeongjo, his favorite and supporter, passed away, his position was fallen down to the bottom. He spent almost a year and a half wandering without painting. Also, since the political forces that supported him are gone, in a word, the string falls, and he becomes like a kite without a string.
In his later years, he painted the picture below, suffering from poverty and disease.
In the picture, an older man is sitting looking out. All the surrounding trees are dry and twisted. Even the moonlight on the left feels dry. Outside, the servant speaks to the older man. The wind is blowing. It looks like he's probably trying to prepare for the rain and the wind. The older man replies: It is not the sound of the wind. It is the sound as time.
This painting is regarded as an autobiographical painting that revealed his feelings about the impermanence of life and his philosophy on approaching death and withering. Compare to his paintings during glory time, which was powerful, majestic, and lively, it lacks somehow strength, but for some reason, I think this painting expresses the feeling of wind well by comparing it to life. That's why it comes to mind when the wind blows.
In the East, the futility of possessions and attachments in life is expressed in this way.
If you apply the letters as they are, human life is always nothing.
In other words, the meaning of life-free (life-free) means that human beings (人), born (life), never-before (non-existence), and always-same (常) are not always the same and are transitory. The works of Kim Hong-do, a painter who experienced this “free life” with his whole body, contain the philosophical meaning of his entire life, encompassing all his works.
When the wind blows, everything shakes and falls. The maple leaves, which boasted their splendor in late autumn, fall to the floor and fly away with the sound of the wind. The wind changes everything. And it makes it visible that things that seemed immovable eventually move, wither and disappear. Sometimes, I love the cool breeze blowing in spring, the wind felt with the sound of the waves on the beach, and the mint-scented wind that actively delivers phytoncide from the beautiful forest. The existence of wind is always around us in the form of these various energies.
It flows like the wind, but it is like a time when we do not realize it and then suddenly realize it. Time passes like the wind. Time is also irresistible, just as you cannot catch or stop the flowing wind.
The old painter wanted to capture the energy of this time and the memories of crying and laughing in it with a brush.
And when he painted this picture, of course, there was sadness and regret for his glory that passed as quickly as an arrow shot, but I think he must have been happy to be able to talk about life again with the same brush as a lifetime best friend.
Diary and life writing
Creative writing falls outside the scope of the usual professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, which are usually identified through narrative skills, character development, the use of literary metaphors, or emphasizing various poetic and poetic traditions. (by Wikipedia)
In particular, with the importance of creative writing, we recommend that practice writing every day.
The best authors, including Stephen King, recommend that for improving creative writing, we have to write something every day. The daily writing in your life exercises will help you accomplish that and improve your talent immensely.
Life writing encompasses many genres and practices, including letters, autobiography, biographies, personal essays, memoirs, and now takes on new social media formats such as blogs and other SMS.
One of the most well-known daily writing styles is probably the diary.
A diary is a record with discrete entries arranged by date reporting on what has happened for a day or another. A personal diary as a daily record may include a person's experiences, thoughts, and feelings, excluding comments on current events outside our direct experience.
The most famous of these diaries is probably Anne's Diary, which reveals the atrocities of the Nazis. Anne's diary is a diary left by Anne Frank, a Dutch Jewish girl who was taken to an Auschwitz concentration camp during the brutal Holocaust of Nazi Germany during World War II, in the form of a conversation with her fictional friend, Kitty. It is recognized as a cultural heritage that reminded future generations of the horrors of war.
In this way, daily records record the field of history, express one's life itself, and give many impressions and lessons to future generations.
If so, is there such a painting as a diary? A picture diary is a summary of daily life with text. Generally, we draw and write something with a journal book when we travel, paste photos or tickets to indicate the purpose and route of the trip.
In some cases, parenting picture diaries written while raising children remain national historical records and become property.
South Korea's now deceased grandmother, Jeong-Hee Park, had kept a parenting diary that documented the process of raising her five children from 1952 to 1963. The Diary was filled with handwritten letters and carefully drawn illustrations. The details of her life, such as the name of the homeroom teacher who took care of her daughter, and a list of gifts sent to her son, were written down in detail.
She made the children's clothes one by one by hand-sewn, drew the designs, and wrote them down in his Diary. Grandmother Park Jeong-hee wanted her children to be happy adults enjoying life independently.
When she wrote the parenting diary, it was during the Korean War. The Diary was written on the back of the sheet music discarded by the church due to poor living conditions, and the cover was made of quilts. However, thanks to Grandma Park Jeong-hee's tender care, the laughter of her five siblings did not stop even in the turbulent life of war.
"''Let's have fun evacuating,'' You guys say these kinds of noises every day, and Grandpa watches UN military planes play from the roof as if they are bombing. I trimmed the sweet potato shoots and made soybean paste soup, so I didn't think about it scary, and I spent the day chasing." - The book, Happy parenting diary-Bombardment and Us (p48)
Like the scene in the movie, 〈Life is Beautiful〉 is the moment, the main character, Guido, is caught by the soldiers, he looks at his son hidden in an iron box in the alley and takes a comical step. With cheerful Guido's wink, the ending scene of the father Guido, who was always bright in any reality, became a famous scene in film history due to Roberto Benigni's face full of pathos.
the scene in the movie, 〈Life is Beautiful〉
Painter Park Jeong-hee, who lived a life like a scene from a movie, kept her parenting diary, and she donated it to the National Archives of Korea.
In her diary, she recorded writing and drawing about the real life of the Japanese colonial period and the Korean War.
The trivial daily history represented the middle class's life when they lived in Seoul and Pyongyang during the Japanese colonial period and immediately after liberation, the evacuation during the Korean War, and the joys of daily life created in it.
Grandmother Park Jeong-hee honed her drawing skills, and she made her debut as an artist at the age of 67, and she held several solo exhibitions.
In the case of the United States, a person recorded and painted small daily life, such as Park Jeong-hee, grandmother of Korea. It is Grandma Moses. She made her debut as an artist at 76 and did not put her brush down until she turned 101, where she left over a thousand paintings. the grandmother, who was nearly 80 years old, continued to paint more than 40 paintings each year. This in itself is a truly remarkable record. She was born in 1860 as the eldest daughter in a poor rural village, married at 17, just like average people, and was an ordinary housewife with ten children.
At first, she embroidered, but as she got older, her arthritis worsened, and she could no longer use her needles, so she turned to a brush. In this way, her drawings of her diligently documenting her life as a diary are displayed in front of a small pharmacy in her village at her daughter's recommendation. It was a rustic and shabby start. But it is said that fate belongs to those who are prepared. Lewis Calder, a collector who visited the village by chance, bought all his paintings from a local pharmacy window. The following year, art planner Otto Carlier put his paintings on display in a New York pavilion, and Grandma became a star.
Her work is an innocuous documentary of rural American life and has moved many people to international fame. In 1949, President Harry Truman presented her with her 'Women's Press Club Award', and in 1960 New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller declared her 100th birthday 'Grandma Moses Day.
These two grandmothers had in common that they had a passion for life and loved, enjoyed, and thanked each moment in writing. These paintings become historical records and become a personal achievement and legacy as time goes by. You can see the excellent role of recording a historical scene in life.
Today is a precious moment in our lives. Recording these special moments in your style will be a great way to spend each day meaningfully and later, it will be a historical page.
To break out of a creative slumps.
We feel a sense of happiness and fulfillment when we create something. Creating something with your hobbies or artistic activities in your repetitive, monotonous daily life makes the day sparkling and lively. Moreover, we learn and hear a lot about the importance of creativity.
Creativity is the ability to create items that inspire and inform others, often in aesthetically pleasing ways. Therefore, literally, it is a necessary and crucial ability and talent not only in art but in all fields. Creative people constantly change their surroundings with inspiration and ideas, create trends, and bring people together to do great projects. In this way, creativity plays an important role.
In the realm of art, such creativity is fundamental to the extent that no further explanation is needed. Due to the attribute of art, you have to keep thinking about something and creating something. You can seriously damage your livelihood if you don't constantly come up with these ideas. This is why, for artists, creativity is the most incredible sense of accomplishment and joy, and at the same time, it brings you tremendous pain.
However, creativity, an essential element for artists, does not naturally spring up every day like a well. If so, how good would it be?
Studies have shown that most successful creative artists have experienced extreme pain, such as poor childhood circumstances, severe interpersonal conflicts, loss, divorce, congenital disease and poverty. Paradoxically thinking again, these human pains and anxieties made them immerse themselves in the work, face the absurdity and dark side of the world, and analyze it more deeply. we concluded that they added depth and creativity to their work in the process. So some even have a fear of healing their painful experiences, hoping to retain this creativity.
Will we "lose" our creativity if we deal with emotional health issues?
For creators, creating through their painful life may be more important than emotional healing under the psychological consultant. Instead, they want to internalize inner pain and make it a work of art, broadening their view of the world. These people who understand creativity and the pain of creation, which are most important to artists, constantly strive to create creative ideas every day and have their know-how.
Let's take the blogger as an example and the art side. Many newbie bloggers post on blogs every new year. However, while posting with great hope, they suddenly bewilder. They experience that the subjects and titles of the article that was pouring out will not come out no matter how much you squeeze it from your brain. Especially when you are in a slump and mannerism, no words come to mind as if your head is empty.
When that happens, we think like this. "It's ok, if I want to write it again, I only have to post it later. It's too cumbersome and challenging right now. In this way, we lose persistence for something.
It is not easy to consistently create something new every day. Frequently, we are stuck in creative slumps. All creators go through creative slumps.
What started as a fun, hope, and interest in the beginning will be a different story if you continue to do this work. But creative people struggle to get out of this swamp of a slump. How much effort would it have taken? Maybe that's why, in order not to go through this painful and difficult process, there are artists who omit the process and commit unscrupulous plagiarism by copying only the results. This is an action that causes more damage to the painful creative process and life.
Then, how can we overcome the sudden slump and live with enjoying the process of creation every day? For answer, I would love to write about " Five ways to stay creative" or "The best ways to stay innovative", but I can't because this varies from case to case.
When you can't think of anything, no matter how much you squeeze, it's good to make your know-how by yourself to overcome the situation well in a case where you need to make something.
In my case, when a slump comes suddenly, I let those complicated thoughts flow through my head. First I go for a walk or start cleaning up my surroundings. I feel better once my body is refreshed with fresh air and energy and sit in a clean room. At this time, I am drinking my favorite coffee and looking out the window without thinking. Then go to the studio and sit down on a chair. At this time, I do not intend to do anything but do the most basic of the work I have ever done. The idea for this basic concept came from my husband.
He is currently teaching business administration at Stony Brook University and was in a slump during his first Ph.D. If he had been knocked down in a recession, then he wouldn't have been able to become a professor. It is said that his husband then opened a math book that high school students read during a slump period. And he went back to the most basics. He said he had found it interesting to reread the basic text. In such fun, he was able to rethink and frame what mathematics is and what science is. It's a good idea to go back and start over when something gets stuck, and you can't move forward. After hearing the story, I also applied the tip to my work. Surprisingly, it was beneficial.
First, draw the most basic picture. It is about putting a shadow in a cube, adding light and shade to a circle with cast shadow, repetitive and straightforward line drawing, and scribbling with dots, lines, and faces. These are the things I learned in art class when I was in middle and high school.
As I go back to the basics and practice, I feel a sudden opening in the blocked feeling. Because at some point, the feeling that I drew with a pencil for the first time comes back to life.
That clear and innocent feeling when I first drew a picture, the joy I could fully enjoy, the countless hopes I drew, the convictions about my talent….All of a sudden, I remember. Then I slowly come out of the slump.
Creating something new occurs a explainless pain. The fun part is I searched for this creative pain, and I accidentally found "Creative Pain Tattoo Studio". It was not strange, even though the wrong content was found. Because the pain of tattoos and the pain of creation seemed similar. Creative activity is accompanied by pain that stabs the entire body to that extent.
However, many artists and creators have run with their strength even amid such suffering. It doesn't matter what motifs pulled them or what life goals pushed their backs. Finally, they overcome the slump and mannerisms like Goliath that they encounter in the process of creation and eventually leaves the work. If you come to know it, I think the work itself is just a byproduct of perseverance.
Blogging is also a part of creativity. You have to write anew every day and think about the subject matter. Then, it may get clogged and no longer be used at some point. In that case, how about writing something that says about your feeling such a slump is written? Or how about going back to the direction you wrote it in the first place?
Always, I hope that we can all rather enjoy the pain of creation and survive within it.
Myungja Anna Koh
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