|Weiner - "Common Threads I" [Flipping The Box]|
It is a fact: the more we pursue our art, the better we get at what we do. I believe that we need to paint and create as often as we can, going for as much time as we can invest in our creative pursuits at any given point in time. Quality time is extremely important to our art...and long blocks of time during which we are immersed in art are the best, but we can and should invest small amounts of time and energy to our art on a daily basis.
Even if we work at other jobs besides being an artist (and let's face it, we all juggle many other jobs and roles simultaneously), and regardless of how busy our lives, there is one constant: we all only have 24 hours in a day in which to try and do everything -- to try and keep all the plates we are juggling from crashing down on and around us. So, to continually affirm my creative side, I invest a few minutes each day to sketch or jot down an idea. It may or may not ever turn into a painting, but I guarantee it is a worthwhile investment in line and thought for future paintings.
If you are not already doing it, try and see how you can fit the "One-Minute-Artist©" idea into your creative lives while taking your morning or afternoon breaks, when you wake up, as you are commuting (but not driving!) or before bed. Try for a daily investment in you and your art! That is my goal and I would love some creative company.
Question: Would you like to join with me and shoulder this "daily creative activity" as your goal, as well?
I hope so...and I look forward to hearing about your own creative explorations.
My "Exploring the Solitary" series began in mid-2012. I thought it would be a series in and of itself, but already it has been the genesis for several sub-series. These works are from the "Threads" series and they are symbols or interpretations from a solitary perspective within relationships: how do social circles and relationships connect us, tie or bind us, constrain or free us? As individuals, we face life alone within our own universe of thought and feelings. Regardless of how social a being we are, we are primarily solitary beings...living in a society. So, not only am I 'Exploring the Solitary,' but I am also celebrating the solitary through this and other series. Life is wonderful and every day should be lived well and fully, creatively, lovingly, and in laughter!
|Weiner - "Common Threads II" [Once Upon A Colosseum]|