Why are artists so often addicts?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by moonlightdelerium, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    A lot of junkies probably can't hold down real jobs for very long so they turn to art as a way of supporting their habit.
     
  2. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    hehehehehehehe....

    i said very much the same thing, but much more tactfully.

    finally, someone's being more obnoxious than i am.
     
  3. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    I was paraphrasing
     
  4. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    for the junkies? that's very kind.
     
  5. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    i love the word "junkies." lol. i'm going to try to use it three times today.
     
  6. CrucifiedDreams

    CrucifiedDreams Members

    I don't think it's the whole "expand your mind for your art" stuff, probably becuase most artists tend to fall into the "tortured souls" category, so perhaps a way of coping?
    Why does anyone do drugs. Same reason.
     
  7. CrucifiedDreams

    CrucifiedDreams Members

    What?

    Somehow I doubt it.
    I'm an artist and not a junkie. Many junkies arn't artists.
     
  8. vactom

    vactom Fire on the Mountain

    Blunt and never-ending.
     
  9. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    hehehe. don't get boosh started on logical fallacies, statements and such. he'll give you a headache.
     
  10. CrucifiedDreams

    CrucifiedDreams Members

    Ok, I wont ask questions.
     
  11. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    It's a pretty good word, but it still can't eclipse the phrase Crack Ho [​IMG]


    Hotwater
     
  12. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    too true...too true.
     
  13. Allonym

    Allonym cheesecake slut

    because they rely on the drugs for their creativity/inspiration, rather than finding it from within without the use of substances as many really good artist do nowadays
     
  14. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Human creativity has been on the decline since the advent of television [​IMG]



    Hotwater
     
  15. CrucifiedDreams

    CrucifiedDreams Members

    That's not really true, you just have to look a little harder to find it. And many artists don't rely on drugs for creativity, I don't.
     
  16. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    No they rely on various forms and degree's of mental illness [​IMG]


    Hotwater
     
  17. CrucifiedDreams

    CrucifiedDreams Members

    What one earth are you talking about.
    *Runs around in circles*
     
  18. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    You're still young :) Given a few more years of disillusionment, you'll be right there with them.
     
  19. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    You know, now that I think about it, most of the corporate people I work with have addictions as well. They're just as miserable and tortured as the artists I think.
     
  20. Tree-Hugger

    Tree-Hugger The Chainsaw

    My drug of choice tends to be vodka. But I don't drink it to expand my mind before I start drawing. I normally drink to help me finish a drawing.....I tend to hate my own work and won't finish. I still haven't finished the nude I was working on.....or the pictures I promised a forum member. So when I'm buzzed I don't give a rats ass how the picture turns out I just finish it.
     

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