Why are artists so often addicts?

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

  1. CrucifiedDreams

    CrucifiedDreams Members

    Naw, been there, done that. I drink occasionally and smoke pot maybe twice a year. I wont go back.
     
  2. RELAYER

    RELAYER mādhyamaka

    Addict? Because I cant turn the music off, its always there, but when Im happy I embrace it. Other times it overwhelms me :)
     
  3. Icklejason

    Icklejason Member

    To me being an artist isnt about how much money youve made or how many paintings/albums/books youve sold or even how many people like your work. Its a way of life, its the way you look at the world.
     
  4. CrucifiedDreams

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    Very true Ickle. I would die without photography, I do it becuase to me it's like breathing. I do it becuase I love it, and that's simply reason enough. :)
     
  5. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    I'm the same way with my writing. If I didn't get it out, I'd go nuts.

    Then again, I've got my fair share of addictions, so I fit the stereotype nicely.
     
  6. CrucifiedDreams

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    I was thinking more of drugs and drink, but I do smoke. But it's not just artists. Everyones addicted to something.
     
  7. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    Somebody should start a 'list your addictions' thread.
     
  8. CrucifiedDreams

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  9. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    Thanks. I'll look for it to post in. I'd have made the thread myself, but I'm more of a follower type.
     
  10. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    Where is it? I don't see it.
     
  11. Autentique

    Autentique wonderfabulastic

    because you are already inclined to alternate realities, and drugs provide transportation.
    because drugs sometimes can function as a magnifying glass and at the same time block all that is trivial.
    because you want to go deep, inside your own self and you want it to be uncensored
    because so many times it is not your ideas, it is not your vision ,it is not your perspective you are expressing... you are just a sponge that absorbs "something" from "somewhere" and you know you are just the medium for it to be expressed.
    because so many times you feel there is something missing and need to go find it elsewhere
    because it's never enough
    because you are already insane and drugs just make it more normal
    because
    because
    because
     
  12. CrucifiedDreams

    CrucifiedDreams Members

    Look harder. ;)
     
  13. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    It's there now.

    Not nice to keep a man waiting.
     
  14. CrucifiedDreams

    CrucifiedDreams Members

    Pfft. Then do it yourself. :D
     
  15. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    Click here to find out why that isn't going to happen.
     
  16. CrucifiedDreams

    CrucifiedDreams Members

    No need to repeat yourself.
     
  17. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    I disagree
     
  18. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    what was that, boosh? i didn't hear you.
     
  19. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    You're usually more subtle than that.

    This attempt seemed lazy
     
  20. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    sorry, my blood isn't in my brain at the moment.
     

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