Turning Your Broken Heart into Art
I recently became friends with a talented author, Michelle Monet. Interestingly enough, we connected through Twitter. Michelle had tweeted to me, telling me that she’d read my book Conflicted Hearts, and how much it resonated with her. We later got gabbing on Facebook and naturally, I went over to her blog to check out some of her posts after finding we had quite a few things in common.
This post is a reblog of a recent post I read on Michelle’s blog that resonated with me because it speaks from the heart and asks a poignant question: Do writers write to turn their broken parts into art or can joyful experiences also become their creative inspiration? Oh and was I ever wowed when I saw her mention my name and book in her blog. Have a read below.
‘TAKE YOUR BROKEN HEART AND TURN IT INTO ART.’
“MERYL STREEP ended a recent speech with this quote by the late Carrie Fisher.
I like it.
I think it is a very appropriate statement, especially in these times with so many people seemingly experiencing broken hearts. Politics, the world situation, health care issues, joblessness—people definitely have broken hearts lately.
No doubt about it.
Some people feel the need to go protest and write letters but I think many creative people more than ever feel the need to focus and dedicate to making more art.
Make something good out of the craziness. Out of the madness. Out of the uncertainty.
Turn their broken heart into art.
I’ve always believed this to be true. I am sure there are happy joyfully glee artists who make art merely to express their existential bliss and contentment, but my guess is that many artists express art from pain and broken hearts and some sort of angst.” Continue Reading . . .