How to Be an Artist in Life: 35 Little Secrets

Written by Conni Biesalski. Follow me on Twitter.

Did you know that life can be art? 

Some would say, that we are all life artists, we just have to look at us as such. Yeah, true. Maybe.

So you think that someone who can only draw bad stick men and only does so when he has to is an artist? Get my point? Right, let’s move on.

My point is how to be a professional life artist. You don’t want to be a mediocre one. Among the supposedly close to seven Billion life artists out there, wouldn’t you want to be a better one than your neighbour or the guy sitting next to you on the bus?

If there are so many artists in this world, why not make a difference.

So many people live mainstream lives. Lives of the mass. I hope you don’t.


So here are 35 ways to be a remarkable life artist: 

Be creative with your dreams.

Know what you want to do.

Do what you want to do each day.

Find happiness in small things.

Want and need less.

Go travelling.

Be flexible.

Achieve more with less.

Screw status symbols.

Be independent.

Do things you love.

Make other people happy.

Take life as it happens – learn to juggle it.

Live life to the fullest.

Declare yourself a life artist.

Paint your vision.

Be open for change and take it with open arms.

Take challenges as they come and deal with them. Period.

Create whatever you want life to be.

Keep smiling.

Don’t care about a house / car / money.

Celebrate each day.

Shape your own life in a work of art. Make it unique.

Direct your own life.

Walk your own path (if you walk a path, it’s not yours).

Go with the flow.

Don’t let boundaries / obstacles stop you.

Take on any condition life throws at you (without blinking).

Place your attention on forming your own life.

Don’t sit back and watch life happen.

Draw your life as you want it.

Leave behind what doesn’t work. Untether.

Leave your life as it was a piece of art.

Wish to leave spaceship earth a tiny bit better than when you landed.

Be different.


Look at your life now – reflect on what you have done and achieved. How creative have you been? What stands out? What makes you different?
What is a life artist in your eyes? Have you met life artists? What made them what they are? Leave your comments below! I’d love to hear your thoughts!


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2 Responses to How to Be an Artist in Life: 35 Little Secrets

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  2. Aman Ammy says:

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