“All art that is worth while is a record of intense life, and each individual artist’s work is a record of his special effort, search, and findings, in language especially chosen by himself and devised best to express him…” Robert Henri
“Meditative Moments” was the first in that series.
As an instructor, I strive to give students tools to use so they can create what they see and feel in their being. I teach techniques, the Elements of Design, and the Principles of Good Design. But they can’t, nor do I want them to paint like me. I am unique in my thinking, and I hope that they are unique in there thinking. That is what I find so exciting about teaching. Individuality! What motivates me to create, and motivates them to create should be two different things, although we can be coming from the same love of something. I paint about nature and the things that touch me, but there are so many different thing that motivate the process to actually create. A special “Thank you” to that special group of students, for the energy they shared that sparked me to continue this series. Where do you find your motivation to work?
I know we all have different tastes when it comes to the visual arts, music, dance, and other creative endeavors. But, even if it is not your taste, can you sit back and appreciate the creative effort that went into it?
I think sometimes, it is more important to appreciate the” creative spirit” of a work, than to like it.
“Ever Changing” was the last in the Circle of Life series.