Artistry demands everything from you: your time, your mind, your dreams.
Artistry isn't a job one can clock out of at the end of a ten hour shift.
It is in many ways a marriage: A marriage between the artist and her artistic process. Like a painter and the canvas, The musician and her notes, or the actor herself as she uses her whole being as her instrument when creating character.
Artistry takes away certain things in life: normalcy. A set schedule. Time with your loved ones. But artistry also gives plenty: Flow. Fulfillment. Focus. Feeling alive.
I'll give away time in the pursuit of meaning, any day.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman