what people dont understand is that being an artist isnt some type of choice. i feel its something your born with, its in you, its a way of thinking. you can go to the best school and study under the best but if its not in you all that time it is a waste.
when you wake up and the first thing you think about is your work its hard for people to rationalize especially in this hyper connected world where thoughts come and go very quickly. to put this bluntly an artist doesnt give a shit about anything except his/her art.
as an artist there will come a time when you are awakened and you will see what you were put here to do and that it is more important than anything.
whenever close friends and family realize that you realize this, they are often upset claiming “you forgot about them” “sellout” “your a bigshot now” “you forgot people that care about you” “blah blah blah”
this is understandable because no one wants to be second. what i wish is that these people would be more supportive and understand whats going on in your developing mind. if they were apart of your life in any way THEY ARE IN YOU and your work, and your personality will reflect that. i tell close ones all the time “i wouldnt be who i am if i never met you, if you were never in my life” as artists we are influenced by everything, and everyone which is why sometimes you may notice a separation between artist and loved one/friend. instead of the friend/love one blaming the artist and becoming upset, why dont you look at yourself and say “hey! maybe its me, maybe he just doesnt want to be influenced by the shit im currently in”.
this may seem crazy and i may have it all wrong, but i had to get it out. its very rant-like and is partially driven by personal issues that have happened to me so here i am coping with it on the internet to strangers