Another neglected, unfinished canvas languishing in the corner of my studio has been finished.
What shall we title this?
How about: “What if it doesn’t mean anything?”
“Connect the Dots”
The second suggests a theme developing from the canvas I finished earlier this week.
But, I’m not sure that I want to take myself so seriously. I read an old art journal entry yesterday that led to these thoughts:
…not taking my art so seriously, and just creating for the sheer need and joy of it. Creating because it’s who I am and what I must do to be alive.
…Not striving to create something that is significant and important, but just allowing the image(s) to emerge from whatever mysterious place within us that it originates.
…Staying out of the way of the art (stuff) that happens when I don’t overthink it or overanalyze it.
…I have a modicum of talent, a great love of making art (stuff) and a whole lot of self-doubt, fear, and restraint. I can be my own worst enemy when it comes to creativity.
…What if I just let it happen? …Paint the heart in the middle even if it’s cliché, add a big yellow blob, paint over it, let it sit…quit worrying so much.
Very few artists become “successful” in the eyes of the world.
But, what a sad place the world would be without the creativity of all!