I like food. I like trying new flavors and cuisines. I like enjoying a meal with friends and family. I have had some wonderful meals. The kind that leaves someone saying “that chef is an artist.” A master of flavors mixed with science leaving us drooling for more. But is cooking and expression of imagination? What I question is the definition of art.
Has the word art become like that infamous 4-letter word? Synonymous with everything or in this case any form of self-expression.
Now, I believe there is creativity in the kitchen. I myself started decorating cakes as a creative outlet that wouldn’t end up on my transcript. I also believe creativity can be found in many unique ways but…
When does creativity become art? Can’t it just be an act not a finished product?
So this rather grave post is the first stop on the Supporting Artists Team Blog Hop. If you’ve read some of my other posts, you might realize I have a tendency towards philosophy. Challenging semantics interests me. What I really like about food is that it is necessary. Our need for nourishment has created a sense of try, try again when it comes to food. If one bakes a bad cake; try again. This philosophy works for those that don’t cook too. Eat at a bad restaurant; you’ll find a better one or at least go back hoping it will be better.
I think artists, crafters and doers should note this lesson: try, try again. Many of us have learned this mantra, but if you’re just starting out one bad painting can be the end. If you want to create; create.
Hopefully now you’re inspired to keep trying and going. The next stop in this hop is the Crazy Elephant.
Oh, and my letter is S…for the start of the hop.