Embracing your inner lunatic!
I love how thoughts feel inside my head. I am a self confessed thought addict with a brain space that is as crazy as I am. I don't pretend not to be either! Embracing your inner lunatic has always worked for me especially creatively. It takes a special kind of person to yell at an inanimate canvas because the colour red you've painted on it doesn't look right and it takes a special brand of Obsessive compulsive behaviour to keep playing the same three chords over and over again until they fit the lyrics of a song.
Creative people are crazy and I am proudly one of them!
I can be the most calm, serene spiritually focussed person on a daily basis but sit me in front of a canvas or a piano and a whole bunch of stuff will come out. It's without question the place I go to to heal myself. My wounds, my crazyness and everything else comes to the front to a space that it open to receive it. I genuinely have no idea what I am about to write when I sit at the piano. I have gone down the route of “trying” to write a particular song and it never works. I have sat there trying to get a love song out and all that appears on the keys is a pain I thought I had dealt with years ago. In a weird way people that know my music know a different side to me, a side sometimes that is unfamiliar to me. I guess that is where there is a separation between the art and the artist.
I think it is important for all artists themselves to make that distinction. It is so easy to become enchanted by the process of art that it can become consuming. When you draw that line you create a space where you can self care and make sure that you're doing silly things like, eating and sleeping! ( yes artists I know you ). Taking care of yourself is paramount and making sure that you art survives through you. You are the space through which it comes into the world. If you don't take care of that it ends up with you chopping your own ear off.
Be kind to yourself and stay loving.