In this world, when there are more than 7 billion people (aproximately 7,226,225,900 as I'm writing this), It's easy to feel lonely. As everyone rushes to live their lives, to deal with problems and make decisions - we tend to isolate ourselves, stay indoors and wait for things to happen. But the most lovely things tend to be out of our comfort zone.
As for myself - I'm really a shy, introverted person and I won't talk If I don't necessary have to. (Always sketching something, being quiet with headphones on my ears). That's why It's easier for me to put my thoughts in written words, photography, art - social media has been a lovely thing for that. As I started to write a blog few years ago, made an account here -in dA, tumblr, things have changed a lot - I realised that there are so many passionate people out there - whether It's art, music or tv series - It's incredibly inspiring. Writing comments, starting conversations, sharing insights - it all matters.
There are so many great ways to avoid loneliness, when you are, for example, painting something. There are livestreams that allow other people to see how you work, or you can watch others making art and chat with them, ask some questions.
livestreamstatuslist.appspot.c… is a great source for that & it shows when certain artists are online. Also there are so many videos on youtube, podcasts/audiobooks/interviews to listen. And so many museums, libraries to visit and books to read. ^^
Have a wonderful week!
“Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.” /Donald Winnicott