Monday, January 16, 2012

Day 16 - Challenge Over - or is it?

During these first two weeks or so of this new year, I have have learned a lot about myself and THE creative process. Realizing now that this challenge has really started for me in earnest, not ended. The challenge is really day-to-day; how to incorporate art-making into my daily life. I can make an argument why this isn't a challenge, that really it is a blessing, but regardless it remains a question for me to live into.

Back to Soul Expression's New Year 15 day Art-Making Challenge: I completed 16 pieces (yes - an extra one!) - well almost - I still need to touch up a couple areas with white acrylic and spray the last 5 pieces with a finish. Also my dad taught me that a project is never finished till we put all our tools back to where they belong. Then I also need to scan them all for "history" and jot down any additional notes on the methods I used, such as what worked or what I would do differently. Oh - then I need to show them to the "world" as a final stage of the creative process. Wow! It keeps going . . . so when are we done?

The creative process is exactly like that - a process. It doesn't really stop or begin, it is on-going in many aspects of our lives, whether we are aware of it or not. Sigh. Okay! Let me get back to specifics, I learned much from this 15 day challenge which I hope to integrate into my creative process going forth. So -- what did you learn (or not)? Would love to see your art which you created and talk to you about your process! 

Let us all meet at Chase Art Studio next Saturday, January 28, at 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for an exhibit and light snacks to share our insights. No RSVP is required unless you are bringing your art to show us; then you need to contact me so we can set-up an area in the studio for your art. Hope to see you there!

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