Invite creativity into your life!
I used to make artwork… and then store it under my bed!
I didn’t know how to get it out of my house and had no room then to store it. I was also shy about showing it to people.
Then when my dear sweet husband challenged me to get all that art out from “under the bed” and share it..
...I started to give it away as a gift and then sell it. I learned a lot from comments and reflections from the recipients.
I began to realize that my work is not only a personal reflection but operates a singular communication of my worldview to the one who gazes upon it. The viewer completes the idea from his unique perspective.
I consciously create work as an investigation of what I am seeing and feeling.
Then the process of creating takes on a life of its own, revealing more than I consciously knew. I share the art with others who complete it, each employing one's unique vision.
What matters to me in making art is the integrity of my marks.
“I like to say that, " the artistic impulse travels from the head to my eyes to my heart to my hand to the paper.”
What I make, matters. What I communicate needs to be honestly consistent with my overarching beliefs and actions.
I notice that when I do that, the work surprises me with its open-heartedness lying so close to the surface of the image.
"Am I revealing too much?", I ask myself?
“No”, is the answer I inevitably hear. “This is why you are an artist!”
“As an artist, you make the inner search visible, opening yourself and viewers, to truth and beauty found in surprisingly ordinary places!”
And I wonder...
- Do you suspect that you have a unique perspective of the world?
- Where have you seen beauty or truth today?
- Do you feel an impulse to connect with your creative spirit and share it as I did when I pulled my work out from under my bed?
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