I’ve been feeling absolutely terrible lately! And then I realized something…
- I thought I had to make art in a particular way
- I thought I could only make art when I was inspired
- I thought my anxiety, depression, and indecisiveness was getting in my way
And that’s when it hit me: make art about it! If I feel like I can’t get out of bed in the morning…make a comic about it. If I’m struggling with feelings of inadequacy, write a terrible poem about it! The worse I feel, the more likely something interesting will come out of it, and the more people will relate to it, because everyone’s just a mess pretending to be an adult with her/their/his shit together.
I know this is perhaps the most obvious idea in the world, but I’m taking full credit for it.
It turned my worst days and moments into something interesting. Unfortunately, this idea made me happy, and everyone knows you can’t make art when you’re happy, so I’m screwed.