Updated: Jun 29, 2020
Written by: Thokozile Eunice Mahlaola, Executive Contributor
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Every artist has a reason for creating his or her art. The artwork usually lives up to the artist's intentions and when it does not, it means the art project was not successful. It also means that the artist will not be displaying that artwork.
Each of the artworks produced by the artist is unique, and they invoke different reactions; they convey specific messages and they require distinct viewpoints. That is why they say we must study the artwork and read up on the artist's notes. This is because the artist leaves clues that can help us to better understand what she is communicating through her art.
We, as humans, are artworks and our Creator is the artist. He has a specific purpose for each one of us. We can know what our different purposes are if we can read up on His notes and study ourselves as artworks. We live up to His intentions and become successful when we are who He created us to be and do what He intended for us to do. On the other hand, we become rejects and will not be displayed when we choose not to follow through on His intentions.
We then start to realize that we are all original artworks and not copies when we open ourselves to knowing Him and ourselves. We come to understand that every stroke on us is divinely placed, and our different shapes are exquisitely chiseled that way. We start to see that we are beautiful in every way when we see ourselves through the Creator's eyes. We realize that each one of us is a masterpiece: unique, magnificent, and worthy to be displayed in grand galleries.
To live an artistic life, we need to align with the Creator's intentions, fully embrace the types of artists we are, and express our art in our diverse, authentic ways. When we do this, we step into our greatness and stop living aimlessly. We then zone in on what makes us who we are as individuals, and that discovery becomes the foundation of our unique artistry.
When we know who we are, where we are going and why we are going there, our lives start to change. We start to appreciate life and treasure our given time on earth because we now have direction. We begin to have something to live for, and we discover that it is beyond us. We realize that we are part of a bigger picture and we move on to play in a higher league. We understand how important our lives and contributions are as we step into our distinctive roles and do our parts for the greater good.
Knowing who we are means that we are ready to start creating. While we live in a world where some create by mistake and many do not create at all, when we create because we know that we are artists, our artworks shift from being typical to being exceptional because we are intentional about our creations.
We are all creations who create and once we embrace that, our lives become worthy of being displayed on prominent stages. Our lives then become an inspiration to others and impacts on the world. We go on to produce legendary work whether we are painters, pilots, or parents because we comprehend that all human beings are creatives at their core. Therefore, let us welcome being both the artwork and the artist because they feed off each other. As we unravel our truest selves let us go ahead and reveal how extraordinary we are.
Thokozile Eunice Mahlaola, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
Thokozile Eunice Mahlaola is the founder of The CherryBlue House, a consortium where they deal with career development, personal development, content writing and music entertainment. Since 2015 she has self-published three books and has two books as well as a music album coming out in 2020. Her online courses have changed the lives of people from different parts of the world. She has studied Creative Writing and Editing through the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism as well as Language and Literature and Public Relations Management both through the University of South Africa. The eighteen years of combined corporate and entrepreneurial experience she has gathered has prepared her to work with individuals, employees and new entrepreneurs who want to know their life’s purpose; align their priorities with their values and be more productive in their lives, work, and businesses.