Wednesday, April 11, 2012
"A Creative Vortex"
($40.00......6" x 6".....mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel)
"Linking ideas together is the entrance to a creative vortex." Everyone has a creative spirit in some area. Even though most of us are in a "rush-rush" state of mind...it is still productive to have a few minutes each day to link some ideas together intentionally. You will soon find yourself in a creative vortex.
I have had recent discussions with several artists on their working process. There are still a few creative minds who think they can work in a more inspirational manner by simply waiting until the Spirit moves them to do a certain thing. My answer is and will always be a strong one. If you only work when the Spirit moves you, growth will not happen in your art.
Our minds are very much like computers and ideas are linked together to form new ones. The responsibility of the artist is to work on their skill level until they can do it without thinking about it. Unfortunately for many of my Spirit led friends, this is time consuming and many shy away from the intense commitment it takes. The way to experience growth and put something in your mind for God to work with is to practice and learn new things and keep working on your work intentionally rather than waiting until the Spirit moves you.
These are tough words, but oh so necessary. The truth of the matter is that your work will speak much more deeply to the viewer if the skill level is at a high level and you are able to integrate the elements of design in a meaningful way. And all of this takes time and creating tons of artwork. That's why I'm blogging. Thankfully, I have stepped up my game and have grown considerably since the first posting. Tomorrow will be number (400). Just a few more things to think about.
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