Every day, mostly, and validation 8/27 '20
Every day I make some art. Sometimes I hate it, or just don't care about it. Sometimes it's really good. I find it somewhat disturbing how much I get out of other people liking my art. And also disturbing that I find it disturbing. Why shouldn't I feel good when my efforts are validated by others? We are social animals; acceptance by the tribe is an essential brain nutrient.
I really like acting. I haven't been doing it since I moved to Toronto. But I am reminded because acting on stage gives that kind of instant acceptance/validation. I've done a little work on camera but since I honestly can't stand to see video of myself (or hear recordings of my voice) it doesn't mean much to the wee little narcissist in me. If I was to take up acting again I'd have to find those few shows where the director isn't too particular about having every line delivered every time with the exact same words.
Choir is really nice but like any kind of live performance, extremely not recommended until there's a vaccine for the pandemic.
I'm specifically not freaking out about how it's basically September.
I guess that's it for now.