Tuesday, April 21, 2009
To be an artist is to let your self expression become visible. To let what your abilities do what they can as your voice for expression. Your vision might be greater than your abilities but your limits will lead to other forms of creativity. The act of creating has no limits and also no minimum, whatever you add your influence to, be it decorating, teaching, painting, playing we are all artists, most of us non practicing but artists all the same. Expression is as essential as eating, sleeping and breathing and when a soul is confined from expression it becomes trapped. All we have to do is have the courage to see what we can do. What our own expression and style look like. Many don't like their style, it doesn't look like they want it too but that is theirs. Theirs to then shape, to teach and understand. I use drawing because that is my comfortable expression. I am not where I want to be but I am trying to understand it more and shape it to where I would like it to go. In some ways it responds to my wishes and in others it refuses. Understanding your creativity is a relationship unto itself.