This blog post contains just the 4th proposed questions from Deidre Reigel for the “Deidre Reigel Hope and Healing Radio Show ” & my projected answers.
The following is taken from a rough draft I wrote in preparation for the Interview & was open to any changes & suggestions. We didn’t stick specifically to this as a script but it allowed me to stay on topic.
To hear the whole show for that day go to: “Deidre Reigel Hope and Healing Interviews Tom Bailey” on YouTube If you enjoy it be sure to give it a 👍 like 👍 and subscribe for more interesting & inspiring pod casts.
Here is basically how I answered just the 4th question.
Deidre asked: What do you hope to accomplish with your art, including your writing?
My answer is: Well, first of all it keeps me out of trouble… as my wife & I like to say,
“Art is cheaper than therapy.”
Ya know, I have found out that in many ways art is better than therapy or sometimes more productive.
In & through my art I’m accomplishing things for myself and what I hope will be touching to others.
I never knock a good therapist but a journal, for me, is the best doctor & the best therapist that I have. Doctors & therapist can only do so much, the rest is up to the individual.
What I hope to accomplish is to simply express myself and don’t just keep what I learn & work through to myself but simply share it in music, writing & other forms of creative expression. Art can be priceless. It is valued in the eye of the beholder but if that eye holds on to it & never shares it how can it benifit someone else?
I believe “art” is simply desire & expression.
You have a desire & then you express that desire. Anyone can be an artist. Everyone has the ability to express themselves in some manner. People like to critique art but when it come rigjt down to it there are as many artistic styles as there are individuals. Not everyone will get it. When I say “IT” I am referring the creative artistic style you produce. Everyone is not going to understand it or appreciate it but then again some will truly be touched & moved by it but if we say, “Oh, I’m no artist.” , just because what we do doesn’t look like what is hanging in a museum and we don’t share it we our robbing ourselves & others of a simple gift God has given us.
Some people aren’t inclinded to play an instrument or dance or paint or write but they share their artistic creative self in other ways with organisational skills, work ethics, simply & quietly showing kindness or even the oposite of that & their gift to gab.
It’s scary to put my art out there because I fear rejection or unfair criticism but when I stopped worrying about what others think I came to find that there are people who like it. What I do may not be what others do but it is me and the way I do it is going to be individualistic.
When I see someone enjoys what I share, what I’ve done artistically in a drawing or painted on a simple rock or clay or a story that I’ve written or a drum part I’ve rhythmically created, that’s very rewarding in so many ways but even while I’m doing it it’s rewarding and healthy for me mentally, physically & spiritually.
I share it not because I feel it is some great piece of art that will change the world or because I want recognition for what I have done but because I believe,
if it helped me, perhaps it will help someone else.
It’s the same with this interview, which I am so glad you asked me to share.
Once we get over being over critical in our own heads we can start to openly share with others and that has a real healing effect on our mind set & mental health.
This concludes the answer to the 4th question. For others go to:
👉 1st Pod Cast Question 1 (about writing)
👉1st Pod Cast Question 2 (about art)
👉1st Pod Cast Question 3 (about music & drums)
👉“1st Pod Cast Question 5” (About Mental Health)
👉“1st Pod Cast Question 6” (Rhonda B.’s. Bath Remedies & me)
Also To hear the whole show for that day go to: “Deidre Reigel Hope and Healing Interviews Tom Bailey” on YouTube If you enjoy it be sure to give it a 👍 like 👍 and subscribe for more interesting & inspiring pod casts.
Go with God, beetle