If the paint is our emotions and the paintbrush is our way of handling obstacles, then we as people, are defined by the artistry performed in everyday life.
Self-conflict, in my opinion, is the most wonderful feeling any human being could experience. We are all artists, we all feel, we all need to express ourselves and be heard, therefore the ideas generated from conflict could be the masterpiece that lies in your mindset and attitude.
Conflict is what young aspiring artists like myself face when being intimidated by the blankness of a canvas. Through channelling all the pressure from peers, parents and society's expectations, every brushstroke can be described as a 'dream come true'. Layers of paint applied smoothly displays synchronisation between mind, body and soul. After each stroke of paint, things seem to fall into place again.
In order to master a talent, you must have the passion and will to rule over it. This drive results in you becoming a grandmaster, not just with your gift, but in your life as well. By mastering every day obstacles, you are basically taking control of your own life which is proof that if things don't magically fall into place, you have to make it so. After all, a priceless artwork doesn't just appear on a canvas, it is applied by a paintbrush which is controlled by the artist him-/herself.
Eliminate the people who ridicule your potential and focus on making a name for yourself through an attitude of confidence with the mindset of a winner. We feel unsure of ourselves because our emotions drive us. All we as human beings want is to expose our true emotions to feel accepted or loved by other humans. And when we do free ourselves through expression, we do not realise it, but we create our own sanctuary and increase our individuality.
In art, German Expressionism is world renowned for the subject matter of individualism. Today many people experience a need to try their best to fit in, only to realise in the end they don't need to. They are perfect just as they are. This ability is what truly makes us ordinary people and extraordinary artists.
- BEVAN BLANKENBERG