• Carolyn Land

Open Yourself to Individual Expression

“Every good artist paints what he is.”                                               Jackson Pollock

There is only one you in all of time, and if you block it, it will not exist.  Stand in your power and let your individuality shine on the pages that you create.  One of the most intrinsic quality in life is that every human being is endowed with a” creative spirit”.  If you question that, just look at how far we have come since the stone age.  Yes, it is more developed in some people than others, due to everyone’s life experiences.

Mixed Media piece by FL artist Carolyn Land

The Inner Nest


The opportunities given to us as children reflect how creative we are today. But, it is never too late to further develop our creative power.  Creative art processes stimulate creativeness in general, so it is important to allow ourselves to try new ways of approaching each thing we do. Remember, creativity spans all disciplines and endeavors in life.  Supporting and encouraging new ideas is paramount to progress. Scientific studies have shown that five major factors stand out in the most creative individuals.  All learn-able and develop-able qualities given the opportunity.

1.  A fluency of imagination and expression. (Adaptability)

2.  A highly developed sensibility. (Scope of vision)

3.  Intuitive quality of imagination. (Imagery)

4.  Directness of expression. (Confidence)

5.  A high degree pf self-identification with subject matter and medium. (Kinetics)

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, then the door is there and the key is in your hand.  Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open except yourself.”

J. Krishnamurti  “You are the World”

Pstelpainting by FL artist Carolyn Land

A New Day Dawns


As artists, originality counts.  We should expose ourselves to as many possibilities as possible.  Try as many mediums as we can.  Learn as many different techniques for applying mediums we use. If you have a thought, try it. It is only through trial and error that we can decide which is the best way to express our individual “creative spirit”, and grow.   Art is not as much about being technically correct, as it is about the feelings and sensitivity we covey.

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