Saturday, April 26, 2008
The Artist's Way Week 11
No Amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.--Edward Hopper.
In this next to last chapter of The Artist Way program, we focus on the ways to nurture and accept ourselves as artists.
An interesting point here is "the idea that money validates my credibility"-a very hard concept to overcome. For someone like me who says they are creating as a hobby but still thrills with each sale, it is almost harder. I find myself on constant highs & lows as I sell something or wonder why something is not selling. The author suggests that my credibility lies with me, and I should create what needs to be created not what I think will sell.
Creativity is a fluid process with no end. We must always be ready to start again; be a beginner again.
I painted the above oil painting in my class a few weeks ago. I call it "Dawn of a New Day".