Saturday, November 30, 2013

Rust Never Sleeps

We often talk about the Elements of Art,
But Passion is the most important element of Art and life.
It is so simple: do the thing you love.

For an artist, well for anyone, a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker.
Desire and determination are the key.
You have to be creatively alive in every situation.
At times you just have go for it and make things happen, other times you go with the flow.
and see where things lead.

My study Feather and Egg has progressed slowly. It takes me some time to settle down and enjoy the artistic process, the start of a painting is usually fairly easy, the finish can be torture, too much here – too little there, a lot of critiquing and corrections.
However I am on the last pass of paint and just a few tweaks and it will be done.

It’s better to burn out, ’cause rust never sleeps.

The meaning of the phrase "Rust Never Sleeps" is quite ambiguous. Some consider the term to be a metaphor for artistic vitality. In other words, by staying the same, one is vulnerable to the corrosive effects of aging and obsolescence. By moving forward and innovating, one can try and stay ahead of the relentless onslaught of time, remain vital and "rust free".

Explore - Question - Learn - Enjoy, Jim