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IIN That as an artist, I'm weird and I think I think differently
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I remember when I was young I saw artists and they were weird.. with their clothes, their way of explaining things.. it's funny because I personally evolved in becoming that. I am open minded , I love beautiful things, I love understanding art, I think that things are beautiful while others think its weird.. are you like that?... Is it normal for me to be like this??
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You have described me here so you're not the only one! I'll be driving along and something like a tree thats different will catch my eye, and instantly, i think its beautiful-the way its formed and how it stands out, but, when i explain this to others, they look at me weirdly and say..."its just a tree" They just dont see the beauty of nature!
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michael4p5
yeah thats how i am it that i think we see stuff that other don't see or they do want to see it but we notice it
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I wish I could hang out with people like you guys! My boyfriend laughs at me when I randomly have an outburst (usually while driving) and exclaim, "I love that tree! Just look at the branches and the way the moss shines in the sun.." blahblahblah. Haha I'm glad I stumbled across this post, I'm not the only beauty seeker!
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Can I hang out with you guys?! XD I'm an artist too. And I don't have any friends who is one. :/
And artists do think differently.
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O gosh yes its hard when you're not surrounded by any artists in real life. It makes us feel lonely ye know. It sucks because people around dont understand us and label us as weird ;_;
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LIGHT CHASER! That's what i want my Title to be - bc i just LOVE beautiful Light! And yes, I look at everything and see that it is ALIVE and beautiful!

When I was little adults used to always scold me for staring. And I would say, "I'm not staring - I'm LOOKING!"

Fortunately i became an event photographer so now i get to Stare at people for a living! I love it :)
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michael4p5
yeah thats how i am i was cleaning the gutter out and found some moss and it was very green i don't think they see it how we do or they just don't like it
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Technically your not weird because you fit into a group of people (artist).
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@: VoLoPoK
Exactly!!, duhh your an artist we are supposed to think outside the box cause if we didnt have an imagination or our unique way of thi king w.then we wouldn't be artist or in my case an artist/tattooist.so yes you are co.pletly normal..:)
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SassyFrassyLassie_old
Extremely talented artists are interesting individuals,
but I've met A LOT of people who call themselves "artists" who's work is nothing special or just plain bad, and those are the same people who tend to have flaky personalities & are highly self-absorbed.
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MamaMiaPizzaRia
I know what you're talking about. I know my question is a little bit cheesy but I hate artists that just copy existing images.
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I believe that the word "artist" has isolated people who may seem more eccentric with those who are more mainstream. Everyone is an artist. The housekeeper's abilities and acts are a work; even a plumbers acts are a work. So, maybe redefine the meaning of the word art. Your artistic abilities are more along the lines of what most people think of when they think of "artist" Appreciate your depth and countenance. It's part of your gift.
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Labels destroy all open minds, you can't narrow down opinions I agree on your artist theory
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I disagree with your statement "everyone is an artist." As one struggling in a world not made for me, I understand the difference between the "creative types" and people who "couldn't draw a straight line." If ever I use the label, I use it to liberate myself for other peoples' expectations. It's not about a label. It's about a feeling-- knowing your world is different.
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*pompous*
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i bet you end up working in a call centre for a insurance company like most people that think there different
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MamaMiaPizzaRia
@tombocolllbo like you ? haha loser
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What's wrong with a call center job? I make great money, and don't have a labor intensive job. Also surrounded by awesome people all day. How's that a negative thing? Haha.
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repetative
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most artists are somewhat like that.
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michael4p5
i wouldn't call my self a artist but i do paint i paint the best seens out of cartoons or the funniest parts of a cartoon
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You are special. Everyone is special in their one way and being artistic and creative is a gift. There's nothing wrong with finding beauty in weird or unusual things. I feel I'm the same
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You don't have to be an artist to be like that dude.
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There's nothing wrong with having an abstract mind. It's quite common--I'm the same way.
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BlackRoseVale
I think that way too, it's just part of being artistic, studying and appreciating art teaches us to think differently and openmindedly.

I can find beauty in a crushed leaf on the ground but others think thats weird lol. You're fine.
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Yea I'm like this too in a way. Most artists are a little quirky in some way
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As artists when pay closer attention to details and usually see beauty where other ppl tend to miss it but sometimes I will point out something to a friend and they'll be like "dang i never noticed that" it's just how certain ppl are programmed. So i think normal.
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Same here. Nothing new.
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That's why I love art, because a weirdo like me fits right in. We are people that visualize and see things differently than most people. Guess that's a gift.
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It's only a perception of mind, what might be normal for you would be abnormal/weird to the others. What makes an artist is not the style or the talking about things but the mind and the appreciation of their arts. Don't underestimate the weird or not normal people, they might be the ones who will change every rules, whether you like it or not.
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MaskedGunman
Among eccentrics, you are probably normal.
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i loved reading this! i'm like that too, there's nothing weird about it. it's the best way to be!
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allierose
I completely agree, dont worry. There are many others like you! You definitley have the same mindset as me
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I'm an artist and what I've learned over the years is many people, creative, inventors, musicians, and any special type of artist you are...these people generally think a little different, see things a little different than most. I've been a little strange since I started walking. I have a good personality I'm told and I'm funny but I also think of strange things or look at things a bit different than the average person. This is what makes us artists. If our mind worked the same, where would the creation come from? Feel lucky you think the way you do.....create!
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Yeah everybodys different. artists and creative people in general might be thought of as different or strange. but in reality, we are all different and strange because no 2 people are alike. embrace it!
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Yes. Even my fellow artist friends find me to be odd.
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mari
I'm the same. yes its normal to be like that as long as your ok with it and you find it normal then theres nothing wrong.
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There are many different kinds of people, you are one of the more interesting kinds because you are interested.

It is normal to be this way as it is normal to be one of many different kinds of people.
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No offense but I hate when people say they think differently.
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okay I'm going to give you the answer you want to hear: omg wow really you're just really different and unique...this is not normal but in all the good ways because you're so artistic minded and out of the norm, like your mind is in another dimension. no one thinks like you do and it's SO admirable that youre such a breath of fresh air. I mean everyone thinks their different and unique but you sir ..are a special one ...really. congratulations :')
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On my user thing, I have a painting of my Jigglypuff
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I'm a color blind artist. Because I'm color blind I usually stay with black and white drawings but when I paint for myself or galleries I do colors.sometimes I mess up but I think that's the good part. I get what you mean by having a different taste than what most like.
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Every artist thinks they're special. As a fellow artist I can confidently say that we aren't special.
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Everyone finds beauty in diff things. Someone may think something is beautiful and u'd think it's weird. ur not speacial kid.
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Hmm I could find beauty in anything too but Is that really what makes you an artist?.
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I am like this. I've been musical my whole life (i play many instruments, i make music, and I've played violin since i was 5), so I'm always interested in little details, and how things come together as a whole.
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MamaMiaPizzaRia
Yes I also play violin since I'm 4 :)
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Of course your normal I think you just care to much about what people think I'm sooo freakin random artistic and different that it attracts ppl to me like snakes to a hippo belive it or not I'm one of the moste popular people at my school Im not like I think I'm better than you popular I'm hi I'm chris and wow I just had to come talk to you because I love your eyes (really nice to everyone popular) so pleas embrace your talents I love being diffrent and so should you
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If you think you think differently then thinking you think differently would mean something different to you than it does to others so it's hard to answer.
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I'm the same way, I once stared at a banana for ten minutes and really enjoyed the textures in it. But I don't think we're normal, I think we're special. I'm a tattoo artist and have learned to love tattoo art. Nikola tesla is one person I admire and he was really weird. Just keep it up we need more people like us out there, to really enjoy life you must enjoy the little things
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Normal is everyone thinks differently, if everyone thought the same way, we would all live in identical houses, with identical stuff, driving identical cars our identical jobs at the same place, god just imagine if we all thought exactly the same it would be scarey... The full planet with everybody living breathing eating working in the same motion, that would be fucked up, man keep your way of thinking, your helping us stay normal.
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The full planet would have just posted exactly what i posted just now if everyone was to think the same, just think how mad it would be for everyone in the world to be doing, and thinking what your doing and thinking at the same time all the time, talking about the same things at the same time, getting the same ideas, be like 7 billion clones all doing the same fucking thing its driving me mad! I like different... Different is definetly normal :)
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I smoke too much weed, I'm going to sleep
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michael4p5
? have you ever had the thinking pot/weed where you just keep on think of all different things and stuff or just anything and it was a good high at that have you im just wondering
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I know how you feel. I'm the same way. I draw good and I'm weird. I'm interested in things most people don't seem to care about. You're normal. Embrace your artistic mind. Embrace it!
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Isn't that what an artist is?
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No it measns your creative
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It's perfectly normal! I'm considered just about as weird as they come in the music department at my University.

But the thing is...what you REALLY want to watch out for...don't be so weird that you're gott-damn annoying. Trust me, I've met plenty in my time, and even someone as weird as you or I can spot them out. No one likes an annoying person!
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I'm the same, what kind of art do you do??
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Why do you ask us whether it's normal? You say it's weird in the title, so I guess you've already made your mind up about it
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Oh i do something like this but when i see stuff my friends will be like "Look that clound looks like a marshmallow" and ill be like "LOL that clound looks like a bear racing a dragon" and friends will be like "WTF"

but i also do the beaty thing because sometimes i looks at the sky trees landscapes or people and see how pretty they are and wish i could capture it and another thing i do is imagine scenes and stories for music like sometimes ill tell my mom this song reminds me of riding on a poped through the streets of italy or this song reminds me of a forbidden romance (when it hs no words)

so now my question is is all that combined normal?
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I think artists all think differently. I often look at art and wonder how the artist saw that and how they put it into the work
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Everyone thinks they're like that. It's normal.
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I'm like this, I love looking at the beauty in all things around me mainly the sky and clouds etc... but anyway yes it is completely normal!
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I am an artist as well and you are correct, all artists think in ways others dont. We still have that extra dose of creativity and open mindedness we're supposed to lose when we're adults but we still have it allowing us to explore more easily and create beautiful works of art that express ourselves.
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i would like to quote this statement and put it in my art gallery
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it's normal but ironic at the same time because you're not the only one thinking differently you know?
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briebrie
Well, according to the A B and B+ scores I get for my drawing at School I guess I'm not bad at art and I do somewhat consider myself an artist because I too see the beauty and difference in things. I see a tree, but its not just a tree, it's an object of nature, happiness and freedom, it is as individual as a persons hand prints and as beautiful as freedom itself, I see not just a tree, but...freedom, swaying in the wind and bearing its fresh green leaves.
Yes I'm quite a writer as well :)
So I guess yes it's normal to see things in a point of view like yours and its normal to change your mind about it.
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briebrie
But then again anyone could think that so I would call myself an artist if I truly understood every detail of a painting and its meaning, and of course if I was better st painting and drawing
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Some people try too hard. Not all artists are off the beaten path. Yeah some are. But others try too hard to do it intentionally.
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Artists, by definition, think outside the box. They are interested in new conceptions and interpretations. They want to express things in a new way. I write "movie music" and I dream of new combinations of notes creating new tunes and harmonies.

Don't worry about it. Musicians and artists are all crazy! Just enjoy the beauty whether natural or man made. It's normal for artists and musicians, not so much for accountants and plumbers.
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All artists think in weird ways! How do you think art was made in the first place?
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I'm kind of like you. I love love LOVE art. I'm pretty good at art myself. Who doesn't like beautiful things? Your good dude.
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Dont wory its completley normal because you have the gift of art...Most cant understand this gift because they dont have it...And if anyone tries to tell you different then there probabley fashist!Only a nazi hates art!
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If you mean famous artist yes. We have this image of what a artist must be but not all artists fit that. The image of what famous art should be might be different from a artist who is good but will never be noticed. It seems it comes down to exposure. If you notice most of the famous ones have exposure, money or are already famous for something else. So that is how they get recognized in the lime light.
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TecaT.
It's not crazy at all. Its a fact that we artists are insane. That is what makes us artists in the first place.
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Creativity is intelligence.
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As an artist, let me tell you that weirdness is practically a requirement in this field.
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You sound like a beautiful person. I am an artist as well and have always dressed "unique" and "different." In high school, I was considered a "freak," but I did not let anyone get me down. As artists, we are special people with amazing talents. Some people tend to get jealous of us. Some people wish that they had the guts to have their own unique look and way of living like we do. You're perfectly normal-always think "outside the box." NEVER CONFORM! :)
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I feel ya bro :/
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I am definitely a beauty seeker. Colours of leaves and petals can astound me...and the dreaminess of nightime, moonlight, sun reflecting on water, raindrops hanging from flowers, rippling waves, flight, sound, colour of birds etc. so many beautiful things I see in a day that amaze me. And I am an artist and musician too. You are lucky to experience the world intensely and to be affected by beauty.
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you are NOT weird!
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ye artists are always being excluded as different, weird, or quirky. We always think what makes us so different.
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you do you before its illegal
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Artists are weird and think they think differently. But the don't have to be weird and they don't really think that differently. Generally, artists are just full of themselves.
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It's an artist thing. Don't stress. Artist's look at the world different and in turn think differently. Nothing to worry about. Embrace the weirdness. :)
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I think it's just something that comes with being an artist. I'm like that too :)
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It's normal for an artist to find beauty in anything. The other day i was standing in the rain at the bus stop and saw the sun shining down through the rain, onto some trees across the field. I had tears in my eyes because it was so beautiful to me :)
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BlackRoseVale
Says the bloke called JohnyBravo... >.>
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MamaMiaPizzaRia
I'm a girl, and I study arts in college...
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Is that supposed to be strange?
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