Mad artists

We really are a mad lot, aren’t we, Artists that is,

What is it that makes us do, what we feel we have to do?
Why are some of us gifted in this way, and others are not?

Dancers, Writers, Singers, Sculptures, Painters, and Creative Photographers

What is it that drives us all to try and create what our hearts feel?
We all must have been born under a lucky star.

As for myself being a mixed up Sagittarian, I don’t know the answers, all I know is that I have to draw or paint.
The passion, and frustration builds up, nearly driving me mad until I put pen to paper, and then I’m happy until the anticlimax of the final strokes.

How is that we can see the beauty in the simplest of things that others cannot?

Standing and looking at a group of pebbles or rotting paint on an old fence covered in lichen, the morning dew on a spiders web, a drop of water hanging on a leave.

Are we really Mad, I sometimes wonder, when my friends give me funny looks, but then they marvel at what I have painted. So all the information that one gathers in our walks of life, is somewhere hidden within our arts.

Perhaps we have a lot of love to give, and the arts are just one way of giving pleasure to others.
We are passionate lovers too, wanting our spirits to melt and entwine within our partners, or lovers.

Even through our eyes we see the beauty in others, I have often had to walk up to a stranger and complement them on how beautiful they are or how nice there dress is, and very often feeling quite embarrassed afterwards.

So are we all really a mad lot?

Mad artists

eric shepherd

Melbourne, Australia

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