Someone Thinks What You’re Doing Is Stupid or Evil? Make Good Art

Or create a bit of cleansing, angry art. Because angry art harms none, and it might help the artist purge unwanted ugliness. Nisha might not agree—“An angry artist doesn’t makes art, perhaps revolution.” ~ Nisha. All righty then, here are three bits of anger-purging-instead-of-choking-someone-art, or revolutionary escapism, which I made in the past:

For you, SuperMama of those who don’t have a mother or any other. Draw something mean and bloody (to keep or to burn). Then go back to your clients. Don’t let a worthless excuse for a human being ruin your day or keep you from offering your very best to those who depend on you. Anger is just hot energy; reshape it, and make it into something that can be used positively… perhaps, even enjoyed. You’re loved. ♥♥♥

Escapism, by Manisha

The title of the post was paraphrased from Neil Gaiman’s Make Good Art speech.

25 comments:

  1. Following Love - Creative energy is the next most powerful thing

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  2. Turn a negative to a positive!... better yet show it off to the negative! lol....

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    1. BANG! Right on the kisser! Um... artistically, of course. *cough*

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  3. Are you inside my head?? I SO needed this today and you have given me more than inspiration. Love you BUNCHES!!

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    1. I think this is going around... Maybe is the proximity of the Full Moon, or maybe Fate is just doing her thing. Right back at you!

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  4. "Anger is just hot energy; reshape it, and make it into something that can be used positively… perhaps, even enjoyed."

    Yes! I love how you've phrased that sentiment.

    *Goes off to share it now.*

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    1. Some say if you can't defeat it, join it. But I don't think so. I'm not trying to defeat it, and if it tries to defeat me after I told it to go away, then I will consume it. Yum. ;-)

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  5. Just the balm I needed..........but you knew that S&S Oma

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    1. This was published not so long before we had our talk. I was giggling, thinking, My goodness, it must be going around!. Like I told Vickie, it might be in the air...

      Smooches!

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  6. What to do with irritation? I don't feel anger..but feel irritated many times...
    Love the drawing, and somehow it brings on warmth may be because of colors.

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    1. When I'm irritated I exercise, if I can. If I can't do that, then I write short phrases or doodle. It works for me. Loud music does the trick, too. ;-)

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    2. I shall try. Writing or doodling sound great! And music too... I am sending you some today, hope you like it! :)

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  7. Oh hodge podge...I'm giving back from who it came from! A dull butter knife right in the eye! My husband s ex's have carried on terribly, now that there financial plan has failed and their both menopausal ( ha! Ha!)
    One is starting up again....( the other has been locked up)
    I will fix her! I'll give him back!

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    1. A spoon. Yes, a spoon. That way we can catch the eyeball. *grin*
      Oh my, on the ex's of your H's issue. That is never easy. Been there, torched the t-shirt.

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  8. Which goes far in explaining why I don't like to say what I'm doing. I just do it.

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    1. When your entire job is about doing things in the internet, not saying (or not sharing) is a little difficult, methinks.

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  9. Transformation is what we're all about, forging something new and better out of the things that try us. It takes a lot of heat to make anything out of good metal. And catharsis is such a delightful process...

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    1. Heat, heat, heat, hammer... and watch it be reborn.

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  10. I wrote a short story once from the POV of a serial killer. A reviewer rated it low and said they didn't like it because the mc wasn't "nice." I admit it bugged me for a while. Criticism can sting - even if it's stupid criticism. I haven't made any angry art though. lol

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    1. Have you read some of the reviews of The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling? I've never read more hateful, terrible (and unfounded) reviews. And most of them had to do with people hating the characters. I've read more than one book with characters I can't stand, but to go a say that they don't like the story because the main character wasn't nice is just silly. But yes, it would probably sting anyway.

      My angry art, the poem, was actually towards a professor. Some person who beliefs anything written in this century is crap, if it doesn't imitate what has been happening for 200 years. Oh, and if you say something like "urban fantasy" or "paranormal fiction" in front of this individual, the room gets really, really, really cold, lol!

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  11. Very wise words! Love this! Big Hugs ;o)

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  12. I just did that the other day for one of my faces in the 29Faces Challenge. Creativity doesn't always have to be bright and happy. And it feels good to get it out of my body without harming anyone!

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    1. Creativity does shine when it's forged with a bit of fire in it (or a lot!).

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