I often feel my art is worthless and a waste of money

being on ssd i often feel bad for buying musical and artistic supplies.
is this realistic or just my morbidity?

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Does it increase your sense of competence and self-esteem? Good occupational therapy can do that. And who cares what “they” think anyway?

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i often feel accomplished with it yea. honestly, its hard for me to get past pop opinion. ive always told “em” off but i still trip

For me, art is therapy, i couldn’t live without it, never feel or think that what you create is worthless or a waste of money, there have been many times, including the past two weeks where all i could do to get thru the day was to paint as i blasted music in my ears, it is a way for you to express yourself so have fun with it!

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My favourite activity in hospital was art therapy.

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When i do art is worth doing. It has value for me. I express myself i have interest and pass time. Sometimes its like chasing the wind (like building a not lasting sandcastle at beach) but i have something to do.
Its being occupied in the moment. Thinking money doing art ?

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It’s not your choice to be on ssd, the illness/condition took so much of your life away. So are you supposed to be punished more now? You’re an artist and so your creative supplies are the same as any other necessity for you. Never feel guilty about that! :heart:

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I once saw an exhibit of paintings on paper grocery bags, unfolded - done with tempera paints. They were very good + about as affordable as you can get. I’ve been meaning to save my tea bags + wash + iron them to paint watercolors on. Trash to treasures -

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If it makes you feel good then it’s not a waste and certainly not worthless. I say keep going if it makes you feel good! :sunny:

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Your art is definitely not worthless! Chin up, my friend.

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@HuckFinn

The lead singer for The Pursuit of Happiness said he got over 100 rejections from Record Companies before one of them finally said ‘yes’. So hang in there, chum! I really enjoy your stuff! :wink:

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Your song soothed me (for a while) so I think it’s worth something. It also gave me some nice vivid images.

My brother bought me a sketchbook a few months ago and sometimes I feel bad about it. Don’t like being treated like I’m incapable or something.

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Never give up. Someday someone may feel your art is worth a whole lot more than worthless. But it’s definitely worthless if you just quit.

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See I get that. Its irrational to feel bad about a nice gift… right? But we relate it to inadequacy crap. Its like a self hatred… but I do feel better hearing everyone’s thoughts here… this is truly a good site!

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Yeah, this site is extremely helpful, wish i had discovered it a lot sooner, keep making great art and expressing yourself and yes, your art is great… You can even find the word art in the great :smile:

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