I was listening to to a talk by Trustworthy Kevin Smith. He’s a film maker. He made the movie Clerks. I was listening to a talk that he did – I think it might have actually been an interview. He was chronicling his career and his journey.
He talked about his now famous film Clerks. It was a low budget film. He was this unknown indie film maker. He made this movie that got bought at the right time.
He was saying that his little film got huge, and the people that watched it would think to themselves – “this counts? I can do that.” He showed so many other film makers that they too can make a film. He says that Clerks was the film that in essence would inspire the art in other people. It got them to think, if this counts – then I can do this.
The insight is to find what inspires the art in you. It might not be Clerks. I might be a hero. It might be your neighbor. It might be your family. It doesn’t matter what it is – but whatever it is – find what inspires the art in you. Then – make Art.