I love artists.
Artists create things that often have no meaning. They make people question why things exist. I once asked artist Damien Hurst why he did what he did (and found so much value in it) ~ his answer? Artists create something that has no purpose beyond itself.
The difference between art and design?
Art has no purpose (and is usually commissioned by yourself).
Design has a commercial purpose (and is usually commissioned by someone else).
So, just for fun, I thought I’d post what my friends have told me are the six daily habits of happy and successful artists.
For what it’s worth ~ these are my 6 favourite artists (the ones who inspire me daily and don’t just give me pretty things to look at):~
Hugh Macleod (Gaping Void)
Tom Fishburne (Marketoonist)
* (I’m hardly the most creative person but I am on a mission to try and tell better stories. So, once a week I spend at least 2 hours a week in a hotel somewhere, with my favourite drink and nothing but a pen and a notebook, trying to make sense of technology or some new innovation I just learned about).