I almost called this blog site 'Musings' as that is what this blog piece is. But I am hoping to hear back from you on any piece of my art or about the 'musings' themselves. I am hosting a dream workshop in the fall, and it has a day of art process. A woman who received the brochure said that the art process day was intimidating...
I have been sitting with that because for me, doing art is like having a day in the garden. It is purely creative, and allows me to have that way of connecting in with spirit and psyche that then becomes alive on the paper or canvas. I feel sad that for some, art is shadowed by the inner critic, or perhaps baggage from our younger years in school when our art was placed on the chalkboard and 'critiqued'.
There was a time in my life that I felt I couldn't do art, but always wanted to. I had to let go of needing it to look a certain way, and to allow whatever began to show up to be what it wanted to be. Perhaps those artists who are realists begin with an idea, and know what they want to express ahead of time. They indeed do beautiful landscapes, portraits and such. But for me, the journey is in the not knowing. I am never very happy in the studio when I start out trying to produce a certain subject. Perhaps that's why abstract art is so appealing to me.
For me, art comes from the inside. It doesn't really matter if it looks like anything 'out there'. The act of working with the material inspires me, not the other way around.