What is an Artist? (Group Writing Project)
I’m working through a book called The Creative Call, and one of the first questions it asks in its interactive workbook is:
How do you define “artist”?
To clarify this, the book is geared toward anyone who practices some sort of art, including writing, painting, photography, gardening, culinary, weaving, pottery, and “anyone else who uses creativity to bring something new and meaningful into the world.”
So, here’s the question I’m posing to you: How do you define “artist”?
My definition? I would say that an artist is someone who has a longing to create and be creative, and who works at every opportunity to fulfill the creative processes.
(Note on definition above: This was an edit that I thought of last night, but forgot to post. It’s also not exactly the words I thioght of originally, so I may update again when I remember.)
This is my first attempt at a group writing project, in the fashion of ProBlogger’s group writing projects.
You can either post a post on your own blog with your definition, and then let me know by leaving a comment and link here, or you can just leave your definition in a comment here.
I will post a link to your definition and your blog at the end of this post. In the case that this list should grow lengthy due to many participants and links, I’ve created a special page called “Group Writing Projects” which will be located under the “Resources for Writers” page. On the project page I’ll link to this project directly (How do you define “artist”?), and add a link to your blog and (if applicable) your post.
I’m looking forward to reading your definitions of “artist”! Thank you for joining me on this creative journey!