Art is subjective. Art takes on many forms and is never really something that people will agree on. Style, techniques, presentation, so many many varieties and opinions.
As an “artist” I begin with an empty canvas or sometimes with one I’ve seen at a thrift and want to repurpose. It is amazing how effective gesso is at wiping out what was previously on the canvas. In this case I covered up a rather mundane picture of leaves and shrubs with black gesso (Demco) used for oil and acrylic.
This little character started out full-bodied, but somehow, he didn’t like what was happening, and as other artists will tell you.. it wasn’t long before, he took on a life of his own. Happens when writing too. The story line you have had in your head for days, starts to take shape on the screen, your fingers are typing away, your mind is playing out the scene… it is all so smooth, so “happening”.. till you stop and take a breather…. you see the plot has taken turns, even you didn’t expect.
Is it “intuition” what happens when we are creative, when we try to reproduce the ideas in our mind to paper, canvas or other form of expression. How often do we hear the expression.. “life happens” or “sh#t happens” Sometimes it is super cool, great, awesome even, and other times, it is a lot of , darn, cripes, and %@%# ! Whatever, there is always a consequence to our actions.
IN PL we learn … that every day is a new beginning. We learn to be creative with any and all challenges /opportunities that come our way. Most importantly to appreciate the lessons, and outcomes of the day.
There is always a way, always someone who will help guide you to find the “way”
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
PL Principle #3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
Happy start to a new week! My Little guy is hanging for now on a wall where I can enjoy his little smile. The little imp is smiling.. he’s happy .. let’s spread the happiness. Where ever he goes, the smile will go with him…