Does it make you happy? Work I mean. Are you content with your lot? Our western industrialised culture says that you shouldn’t be. To be content, to be happy where you are equals lack of ambition and stagnation. “Become a better version of you!” The 30-something internet self-development man says. To be ambitious in the modern sense is to believe in a future where life is better somewhere other than here and now Therefore life is not good where we are.
The 3700 words of The Artist’s Manifesto were written in May 2017 and outline my entire creative philosophy for life and work. In writing this manifesto and 130+ articles on that year, I outlined the nature who I am, what I stand for and my relationship with the world
There’s been a very positive reaction to The Artist’s Manifesto released last week which is brilliant. I obviously want to reach people who feel the same as I do, but I’m careful not to get too hung up on reaction.
I am passionate about creativity and the importance of being true to our calling. As such I’ve written The Artist’s Manifesto as a call to arms to you and my fellow creative people to hold true to our creative integrity. It is a call to return to the place where we can begin to create again for all the right reasons, to follow our hearts instead of popular opinion.
The Artist’s Manifesto is a call to arms, a wake up call to artistic and creative people like you to develop freedom of mind to create beautiful things. To ignore applause or criticism and to create for the thrill, excitement, joy and pure connectedness of creating.