Between Business and Art – Because You Know Is Not All About “Art”


OPINIONOctober 14

Harmony in the Chaotic World

We heard all the story, Opera files for bankruptcy, Theater choose to hire a celebrity who has never been on a broadway before to be the big star. Living in a world of art has never been that clear. As you all know, this world is not just about white and black. I mean if it is then the world might as well look like this :

White and Black

White and Black

Horrible right ? – that’s is why we sometimes need to blend in our ideals with the reality.

Now art aren’t that much a different story, as much as i want all my life is about art sometimes think might have to blend for it to be useable. Now the word “use” in this case are meant as benefit, in other word other people or myself have to found the art to be useful.

There are some cases, where i meet my fellow art-enthusiast friend. He pointed out on the motivation for us to do art in the place. After a tense dispute i guess we came up with an understanding that at the end of our day we actually do art for other people and not for our self. I mean if by any change you actually do art for yourself you will or have not present it to other people. WHY do you choose to ask other opinion on your art, why bother going to an art school – if it not for other to judge ?

Being in a world where most of professional artist are making money by doing art. You might just want to ask them this – do you honestly like every single of your work ? – I bet that sometimes, they really honestly don’t like to do some work but did it anyway for the public interest. (Most of my musician friend always vent and rant on me about this). At the end of the day they do this so they can continue their life as a musician.

You see ? The fact is art is business, is about the M-O-N-E-Y . It will always have and been business if you decide to make money or something (popularity, status) for it. Unless of coarse you decide to choose to make your piece of art who you have work on for years to be sitting in the storage, or for self serving only.

Art are meant for other. Because in that we gain meaning.

In other we found ourself and in ourself we find other.

this is understandable because you see you and i are part of a community. This community are working in a “give and take” way. In other word every one have a “role” they are expected to do. You actually do have a choice on what to do in your life. But doing your work is what expected of you. So whatever you choose wether is being a doctor to even be a normal supermarket cashier attendant . All of us play’s a part in this thing called society.

Art are the same, we need art. It is what define us as a highly intellectual being different from a mere orang utan or chimpanzee.

But in order for art to be keept alive we need to partake on what is needed by society hence business came in. The reason on why i write this in the first place is because i think all artist should be a Creativepreneur – Creative Entrepreneurship. There are actually a lot of people who offer a lecture on how to be a cretivepreneur you might want to learn about it, if you work in a field like this.

All in all, what ever you do – you know you are a part of a community – live well, blend in, don’t be rigid, always be open mind because sometime life isn’t always about one thing. If you have already do all of that maybe you might be actually see the world like this

So good luck – enjoy life and be happy

June Book Haul

BOOK HAUL

EDITION JUNE 2014

Today i finally finish my work for June. Thank God.. it’s finally over. I have prolong to many deadline and my boss seem so mad at me.

Finally A mid Summer have come for me yeah!

Even if other people already start their holiday my day seem to only start just now damn it.

Well better late than never.

Anyway.. I finally have time and the power to buy book again yes. After 4  whole month not reading and buying any book other than reading a few thing in my kindle paper white. I begin staring at 2 book store. In my right side there is a bookstore with imported quality books. Light and recycled paper with a few 20% tax. In my left side there is the normal big bookstore. Combining all the thing you need for book and offices (plus is much cheaper here because the book are in normal quality.). So i find myself walking and zooming the first shelf in the right bookstore. My mind and hand are exploding trying to figure out which book i should buy. I mean come on.. really if i have unlimited money i will buy almost 20% of those book. Sorry the other 80% are outdated and unrelated book.

The first that come into my mind is the book that called

“The world of introvert”.

The cover of this book is nothing is empty. But because of its simpleness, Something about this book intrigues me. I read the back cover and found only a few line that say. Now is time to listen to those introvert out there. Let’s be quite..

I must say I am kinda of an introvert myself from time to time. What i believe as introvert is just people who enjoy spending moment alone OR with someone they really trust.

Is a not a good thing and a bad thing. Kinda like some people doesn’t like eating strawberry. (But come on strawberry like the gift from God’s!)

And I do believe that most people do have an introvert moment, it comes and go. You could call it as a phase. For example in high school maybe I was a bit introvert because the social pressure and all that stupid hormonal stuff. But in junior high school i am an extrovert.

Just do what suited you best,

Sometimes a simple life is the best life.

I used to really be concerned about losing my moment of youth. But then again all that matters is you and your loved one’s being happy and healthy.

Because, Once your sick. You started to realize that the small thing like standing and sleeping or eating is a blessing it is so important.

Like what people used to say

Quite people have the loudest mind.

So going back to the book :

This is totally going to be in my nonfiction must have book. Kinda wondering what is inside an introvert mind

So next i find myself in the fiction book :

Young adult book that is still in about mortal city of bones.

Here’s what i buy instead :

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

by John Green and David Levithan.

After much arguments on good and bad point of This book and the other John Green Book the snow melt’s  (I think ?) i choose this one.

Next is a novel that already in major motion picture called :

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed The Window And Disappeared

By Jonas Jonasson

The reviews are good, and i see the trailer. Kinda make me want to analyse its script and found how they do it. There are some similarity with Forrest Gump. based only by the synopsis. But then again i have to read to find out

By this point my money have been reduced to half of my original value.

(dammit…)

Heavily, I come to the left bookstore and found myself in a bigger dilemma. All the book are awesome. But I have to decide only to buy Indonesian Book. I’ve been interested  in trying to make a script out of this many novel.

So I pick :

BUMI

by TERI LYE

A little science fiction book for young reader, which are rare in Indonesian novel. Must say people here don’t like fantasy stuff. Usually people who like fantasy here rather read graphic novel / comic book / manga or foreign book instead. But paranormal, cheesy romantic comedy book sells. Non fiction book also really sell a lot, mostly related to the situation of politic education and economy of the country. So this book really spark my mind. I already read a couple of page and chapter. The language is so simple almost boring in fact. Good for young reader but boring for young adult. But i need to finish it before having a full review.

Last one is a novel by the one of the best-selling romantic author Ilana Tan”

Sunshine Becomes You

by Ilana Tan

Is already been out for a while. I see it 2 years ago, but I held back my hands because I am not sure whether  I want to read one of her book again or not. Is a romantic novel not really my genre. I mean I love romantic but not all the time. The book is easy to read, really nice pace and does not bore you out. Good for young reader to young adult.

that’s it and my pocket is empty.

Happy holiday everyone

Good Luck

A New Beginning

Good morning, Night!

Just about to write a new blog in the middle of the night, just to procrastinate from my other job (urgh i hate my real life.. just kidding). But so you know writer must write gotta hone those skill till my head turnnin into a headless gollum. Just kiddin.. Lol. So yeah i guess this is my personal blog don’t expect high class material yet. I am just an amateur in this blogging. I am trying to practice my writing skill here. That is why I am welcoming suggestion and opinion towards my blog. Strictly under the intention of a good benefit for both of us and with respect, alright ? 😉

Great Awesome. So yeah let the great journey begins.