"The proper use of imagination is to give beauty to the world..." Lin Yu-T'ang

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Life's Messy...Make Art

It all started on Friday. A day off from work means getting out all of my stuff...

and spreading out over my ENTIRE work surface!

And I was able to leave it out all weekend to be able to work!

I don't know how to be neat when I create. I "get out my messy" and I let it spill all over the place. It feels good to be a little messy, to let things appear in disarray. I can see everything, get things out, hear what my heart wants to say without censuring anything, feel the art that wants to be expressed. I'm good with the chaos, in life and in art, and I have an insatiable curiosity to see what happens next.

I also have to be alone when I create. My creativity and ideas all seem to lie within that alone-ness. My greatest creative treasures come forth when I go into the deep loneliness, face fears and take risks. It's a journey. It's an adventure. A richly satisfying one.

It's not finished yet, but it's a good start and I'm looking forward to working with it some more this week!

1 comment:

  1. Oh! you ARE off to a great start. It looks beautiful and getting the messy out & leaving it out is so much fun. I do the same and alone-ness opens many doors for me. I'll visit again soon, susie


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