why artist sense?

I have used “singing sense” in my work as a vocal coach to “amalgamate” what singing, in my opinion, is about.

I wanted to stay true to this concept in my work as a personal coach for artists, so what better way of combining the broad definition of what an artist does with what they need to have a fulfilling creative life and career:

Both “keen intuitive awareness or sensitivity” and “a sane and realistic attitude”.

These are not the only ways to read “artist sense” though – which one you choose depends on you …

artist (noun)

Origin: early 16th century (denoting a master of the liberal arts): from French artiste, from Italian artista, from arte ‘art’, from Latin ars, art-

  • a person who produces paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby
  • a person who practices any of the various creative arts, such as a sculptor, novelist, poet, or filmmaker
  • a performer, such as a singer, actor, or dancer

sense (noun)

Origin: late Middle English (as a noun in the sense ‘meaning’): from Latin sensus ‘faculty of feeling, thought, meaning’, from sentire ‘feel’

  • one of the faculties of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch
  • a feeling that something is the case
  • a keen intuitive awareness of or sensitivity to the presence or importance of something
  • a sane and realistic attitude to situations and problems
  • a reasonable or comprehensible rationale
  • a way in which an expression or a situation can be interpreted; a meaning

(definitions: Oxford Dictionaries)