What is Art?

When I started pursuing a second degree at the local art college a couple of years ago I was introduced to the term “creatives”.  To be honest, it really rubbed me the wrong way, like it was a solution looking for a problem.  Were we too cool for “artist”?  Were only some people cool enough to be called artist?  Everyone else had to be a “creative”?

I went out for drinks the other night and sat at the bar with the coolest bartender.  When they’re really good, I could sit there for hours talking to them.  He was making me drinks that weren’t on the menu, then we were kind of inventing drinks together.  Is that art?  Is that being creative?  He was super passionate about his trade.  He’s educated himself, he experiments and he creates and he loves interacting with his audience.  And I believe art can be found in lots of places.  “Is it a science or an art?” pops up frequently in the engineering world.  What’s your take?

He made that butterfly to sit on the rim of the glass btw!

PJ’s Second Submission

PJ submitted “Wind” earlier and I posted it last week (here) and then submitted this napkin of her friend Lori.  Since Lori is the person who introduced PJ to the Drawn on a Napkin site I’m doubly happy to post this today, not only is it a great drawing but it’s a great way to say “Thanks” to Lori for the connectdion!

Lori napkin