Sunday, September 30, 2018

Eat More Art

Its hard to imagine that summer is over. 
Seems like we were just getting started? 
Where did she go?

And like everybody else there is always a list of honey do’s and DIY project around the house that just don’t make the completion list. I will say it’s not from the lack of effort but more that agendas quickly change, kind of... life happens.

For this artist/painter there is always some unfinished business. Always a few unfinished canvases, neglected sketches, and unrealized ideas. However, I have come to learn this is part of the process, creating art is not a linear thing. It must remain fluid, you cannot let it become a regimented system if you do let that happen then you’re missing so many possibilities. You will never know where things may lead. There are different paths that need to be explored.

Let me be clear, I am not talking about abandoning your artistic voice or changing hats so to speak, because I really believe in the 10,000 Hour Rule Theory.  The principle holds that 10,000 hours of "deliberate practice" are needed to become world-class in any field.  You’re just not going to be a good at any one thing without practicing and focusing on it. It’s not like I am going to stop creating representational art and take up Jackson Pollack drip paintings.

But I am talking about the willingness to explore your art, make messes, create failures and play with the process to learn what you are capable of and what the medium is capable of. The only way to improve your art is to create more art. I have a saying for that, “Eat More Art”.
What does that adage mean? Eat More Art.

Simply devour more art, bring more art into your life, see more art, engage with more art. As an artist and a patron, go to art openings, museums, visit artists’ studios, support living artists. Follow your passion, be inspired. Create more art.

Never stop

Eat More Art.

Explore - Question - Learn - Enjoy, Jim 

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