A little defense of artists’ approaches I am guilty of myself

! This post was written long ago. What you're reading is not necessarily how I feel about things in 2017. This blog was started by an 18-year-old in 2001. Please, keep that in mind before you freak out.

This is what I said elsewhere to people who don't get the - for me very normal idea - of artists/creative professionals/et cetera not willing to make all of their work available to general public.

Artists are a species of their own. They're never pleased with anything they do. As a designer and writer I know that. You wake up the next day, look at what you have done and you think it sucks, so you throw it away. You think it's too personal and that you might expose too much of yourself to the world and you decide not to share it with anyone. You have days, weeks, months of not being able to create anything sometimes.

And then, there comes the perfect piece which you're comfortable with in a way so you can actually share it with others, let them interpret it whichever way they want it....and there's a catch, too. You might get uncomfortable with it at some point again and if the circumstances and the ways you distribute your work allow you to, you might get rid of it or remove it from public after all - that's the see-saw art puts you onto to play.

This text is still a mess so I might edit it a bit, but the point is there. Thinking of how many of my p-things might not see the light of the day until I'm old enough to be comfortable with the period of time when I wrote them and my feelings at that point in life and how many of my web designs and other graphic work were replaced by something else...I just don't see anything strange with it.

EDIT: This was on my blog for about 12 hours, then I rebooted the computer and apparently, triggered some sort of deletion when it was turned on again. For once, post revisions, a feature of WordPress I hate so much, actually saved my butt. And what happened in the meantime? Well, nothing much, only history repeating.

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