In the beginning…..God created the heavens and the earth….
Most of the people I have spoken to say they like to create because they want to share what they have made with others. To show them how they saw a particular event and how they choose to interpret it. To invite people into their way of seeing things. But not only that, we create because really it is just a pure joy. That’s why we got into this stuff called “art” in the first place.
We have this urge to communicate!
We say, “Mom, the wave… it went like this!” And so we draw it out boldly or subtly or how it made us feel.
Or we say, “Dad, the song, it went something like this…Bum, bum, BUMMM!”
Or, ”Grandma, the tree branches rocked back and forth like this…” So you motion it with your hips.
Art is created by reacting.
We didn’t think first. We did it.
As we grow up, we mature. Our bodies as well as our thoughts.
But that first spark…that creative energy can either lie dormant or continue to show itself once in a while or it can just be a lifestyle.
This is for the artists out there..
Lets not get overwhelmed by creating a masterpiece.
Lets just make something….just because…
well, just because we like it.
I guarantee you that we don’t have to burden ourselves by becoming work-a-holics.
What are we racing for?
Why are we trying to be better than others?
When there will be something else to take its place…
I mean just observe… isn’t it already true?
Long story short…
Go from your gut.
Draw from what inspires you and how it affects you personally.
Your the one signing your work at the end of the day.
Now is the time to make personal work, not tomorrow or the next day or the next day…
But on a side note~
God created this earth, so that he could invite us into his creation. Its all so beautiful too. We are apart of it. Basking in it. Sitting in it.
He created out of deep love. Creating all we see so that we could know that it comes from a dad that seeks intimacy with his children.