Your canvas is as big as the world.
Art originates from the heart. Not anywhere outside.
Infact, there is no place in the world where art can be found. It is deep within our own soul where a spark ignites an idea. That transforms into a thought process. Which manifests into something tangible using our skills and craftsmanship.
So as an artist, the real challenge for you is not to blame your tools if you aren’t performing well. A remarkable novelist could be short of words sometimes. A painter could lose his touch. A ballet dancer’s gait might become flawed. Then is the time, you should purge your inner clutter. From within the deepest roots of your mind. Cleanse your soul from the clichèd worldly expectations of you. Don’t be who they want you to be. Become what you really badly desire from within. Once that’s done, your ideas will come back to you. Like a flowing stream. Like a blossoming flower.
Everything around you is then your canvas. The entire world.
Read this beautiful quote that describes the power of art in one sentence:
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
- Antoine de Saint Exupéry