The Artist

Something inside you is always telling a story. I believe everything you see and hear is talking to you. – Jim Carrey

Ever since the election season, I’ve really tried to regulate what I consume, not just what I eat and drink, but also what ideas and emotions I take in. I’ve reduced my consumption of what I call content carbs, short bursts of empty intellectual calories (Buzzfeed, Tweets, Facebook status updates, etc.). I’ve doubled down on meatier media instead, long-form content like essays and books as well as non-digital content in the form of art, theatre, and music.

I’ve visited 31 art museums and galleries since January, watched 8 musicals or plays, and attended more than 2 dozen live performances, dance and/or music (I love that the new Swarm makes it even easier to pull this information!)

Jim Carrey: I Needed Color from SGG on Vimeo.

I watched this Jim Carrey video a couple of days ago and I can’t stop thinking about it. I had no idea he loves to paint as much as he loves to entertain. Watching him work and listening to his why made me realize that I’m consuming constantly, but expressing my creativity inconsistently.

I do believe there’s an inner artist in us all. I think it’s time to revive and rejuvenate mine.

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