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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Creative Spark

Some artists take years to paint a single painting. When I first painted, it took me nearly a year to finish my first painting. In fact, when I went to my first Painting Experience retreat I was in shock at the idea that I would finish even 1 painting much less many of them in a short few days.

When I was working as a full time artist, I began making art and jewelry in production mode. I lost the joy of creating by making many pieces at a time to be able to sell. I lost my sense of wonder at how colors mixed, at the practice of art...every piece felt like it needed to be perfect.

When I teach art classes, I have never felt that perfection was either a viable or positive goal for an artist. Perfection really doesn’t exist. Even Master artists have flaws in their work, for after all, it is made by human hands.

I don’t want to feel pressured to make art, to complete a certain number of pieces and most especially to feel that what I make has to sell.  I just want to find that shear love of creating. I want to be able to enjoy the messiness, the process, and them maybe celebrate when I finish a piece that I love.

A small piece of art, a little bit of time in a day...not an overbearing pressure. This too is the creative process. My soul desires the ability to get back to being my true creative self.  My creative spark doesn’t need to be a raging fire.

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