Who is looking through my eyes? Kind of a deep question, and something that could be discussed at length, but to make it simple:
Life itself, filtered through many of my beliefs and preferences, (perhaps unfortunately,) 🙂
Life itself does not judge. When I’m aligned with that and in flow, working, I don’t think much about the art and where it’s going. I just DO.
I add one color or one item that pleases me. It’s an automatic act, pretty much. I lay down one color and then I choose the next and so on. I choose what pleases my eye in the moment.
The process intrigues me and the result usually amazes me because what appears is beyond what I would have painted had I decided to paint a still life motif or some other fixed view.
The process is so intriguing that it becomes the most desired way to express for me. I’d go as far as saying it’s addictive.
It takes trust to work this way. Trust grows by DOING.
What the art process reveals is always interesting even if I don’t like the finished art work. That happens quite often, but I respect the process.
Then I move on to the next page or canvas… and the next. After all, art is constant change. Life is constant change. What we liked yesterday does not work today.
Art reveals life and life reveals art.
We learned to live in 3D by experimentation. Toddlers live in trial and error mode all day long. 🙂 Once we get past that stage, what then? Maybe boredom sets in.
I think it’s incredibly important to keep experimenting with life. No need to go to extremes, but what is your creative power?
It doesn’t have to be art, but for artists there are endless possibilities for experimentation. We are so lucky! We can be catalysts for life itself, our hands and tools extensions of something greater.
All we need to do is get in the flow every day, by DOING. Do art, make stuff, trust your instincts, have faith that all is well, embody the greatness.
Allow life to see through you and use your unique gifts. That’s when life becomes magical.
Have a creative weekend!
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