under the sea
This is the last of the series of sea paintings. Its been wonderful exploring the sea and its underwater beauty. Next week, I will start on a new inspiration and see what that brings to my art.
encaustic and paper on birch panel 5x5
I've been thinking a lot about creativity, lately. Seems like its in the front part of my mind these days. The big questions I have been pondering is do I push my creativity enough? Does my art have a voice?
I came across this video by OKGO - it made me realize that there are no boundaries, no limits to what we can do as artists. You think you are pretty creative? Check out this video - Creative Genius is even an understatement here::
Have you ever played the observation game? What do you see? You will usually always state the obvious things. Then you ask again - What do you see? We can usually come up with a few more things.. but by the third time - What do you see? Many of us get stumped. Yet, if we allow ourselves to really see - to see the multidimensional layers of what's around us - then maybe we do start to see. So, what if we adopt this in our art? photography? music? OKGO obviously could get past all the boundaries that we set for ourselves. I mean, REALLY, who comes up with stuff like this and then how in the world do you pull something like this video off?!! REALLY!
Its time to push a little or push a lot. Its time to re-think and re-frame. Its time to get a little more creative in what we do. So, here's a proposal:: What if every time we do our art, we set aside a little time at the end to really try some new stuff, to push ourselves to dig in a little deeper. You may be happy with what you do now, but maybe you will find something beyond what you do now that is even more exciting. Start today really looking at the inspiring things around you and see what it can bring for you. How can you push your photography? your painting? your music? your whatever it is that you do? I'm going to try it and I'm kinda excited about it. Think about it and you'll feel that little bubble of excitment grow from inside.
I'm linking up with Paint Party Friday today. I'm sorry to say that I will be out of the studio for the next couple of PPF weeks. I will miss all of you.