Our inspiring definition of art: “doing something that might not work in service of others.”
Using this definition as our guidepost, we see that art isn’t only about making, it’s also about appreciating what others have made.
Consider that when we appreciate, we risk two of our more valuable assets: our time and attention. We have no idea if the thing we’re giving ourselves over to will be any good. That we’ll enjoy it. We’re taking a chance. That’s generous on our part.
It’s even more risky and generous when we tell others about it. Now we’re really putting ourselves on the line.
Art-makers: please remember this. Remember your audience. Strive for excellence in all you do.