Tuesday, August 30, 2016

How to create Art

"To draw, you must close your eyes and sing” ~Pablo Picasso

Creativity is derivative of a crossover from idea to concept, from life to form, from emotion to expression. It is epiphany. (Your moment of Zen)
Collect things as you go. Small things, things you pick up, put down and pick up again. Or simply can't stop touching, looking at, smelling, listening to. Staring at.
Things aren't just objects. They're stories, friends, adventures, road trips that start at 3 in the morning and end... never.

“The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.” ~Walt Whitman

Restless days, where nothing satisfies you. Those are simply art days. Days that you want to create something, to see yourself, your thought, feeling, in the world. Leather journals, embossed notebooks, they'll keep your thoughts from then, until they get so tangled up that they have little thoughts of their own.
“The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.” ~Junot Diaz
When your idea finally coalesces, coruscating in front of you with all of the wonder you lost when you found out you were an adult, nurture it. Gather the things; jpgs, branches, bottle caps, seeds, colors that match from pictures that don't, and scatter them around. Your desk, your desktop, your house, they're your canvas.
Until it happens, and you start to work. And you love it. And you hate it. And the more you return to it the more it opens up to you and grows away from you and you fight with it and talk to it and eventually you finally call it, Art.

"A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places." Paul Gardner.

For inspiration, for a journey to a place you've never been, and for a look at the facets of life- try the Collected Short Stories. Prose, as Art.

Curious? All formats available Here
(Still working with Amazon to convert to Kindle in other places!)
Buy at Barnes & Noble Here.

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