Time to Exercise the Creative Muscles…

It is time to go back in the Studio and work out my creative muscles!  For me creativity is a just like fitness.  It needs to be worked out regularly, eat right and have the right beverages….(stay tuned for info on the new cups!!!)Grow

……all of which I am doing this weekend!  I am just playing in my art journal to remind those muscles to find the creative mojo.  To quote Erick Wahl:

The purpose of art is not to produce a product. The purpose of art is to produce thinking. The secret is not the mechanics or technical skill that create art – but the process of introspection and different levels of contemplation that generate it. Once you learn to embrace this process, your creative potential is limitless.
Artwork should be an active verb (a lens by which to view the world) not a passive noun (a painting that sits dormant in a museum). Creativity lies NOT in the done but in the doing. Art is active and incomplete. Always shifting, always becoming. Art is a sneak peak into the future of potential, of what could be. Not a past result of what has been already done. Art is a process not a product.
Art is a human act. Art is Risky. Generous. Courageous. Provocative. You can be perfect, or you can make art. You can keep track of what you will get in return for your effort, or you can make art. You can enjoy the status quo, or you can make art…….”

So this weekend I am just producing art to produce thinking and release.  To remind myself what it feels like to just paint…….Friday night in the art journal…..

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Saturday in the Studio….

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Some of the photos from the creative process……
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It sure felt great to just create!  Another colorful DecoArt day in the Studio made me very happy!

Over committing is the antithesis of living a peaceful, mindful life. There’s a difference between being committed to the right things and being over committed to everything.  It’s tempting to fill in every waking minute of the day with to-do list tasks or distractions.  Don’t do this to yourself.  Leave space.  Keep your life ordered and your schedule under-booked.  Create a foundation with a soft place to land, a wide margin of error, and room to think and breathe.”

3 thoughts on “Time to Exercise the Creative Muscles…

  1. Yes – the grow page is fabulous Tracy. One thing for sure… you did a lot of “growing” this summer in so many different ways. You should be so proud of yourself. You have done so well walking forward into new challenges. 🙂 j.

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