That’s how I make the leap from the idea in my head to the action I produce.
When I meditate, I do it for myself. It is not for anyone else, though others near me might benefit from my practice. In the same way, I’m happy to share my art with others, but I do it for me. I don’t mind if someone else doesn’t respond to it.
The funny thing is that the more deeply personal the art is, the more appeal it seems to have, at least with some. My symbols are admittedly arcane. When they find their target I’ve found a soulmate.
I don’t need my work to be understood by everyone, but I believe everyone can find their own voice. What they do may not appeal to me, and I think that is beautiful.