Art is Meditation
I always want the process of creating art to flow through my hands like magic. As if it seems to come automatically with little effort on my part. Unfortunately, this is not the case most of the time it is a conscious effort, a struggle of solving problems. However, there are times when you reach a place when everything seems to be right and it just flows. You are filled with real joy and happiness. You are alone in the studio and feeling yes this is it. Time goes by unnoticed and for a brief moment, you feel as if you are one with everything and doing exactly what you’re supposed to do. And what you create truly matters in this world.
Taking risk is a Part of Art
It is a matter of being someone who does not quit and that ability is available to everyone. You need to learn how to fight for things you want and love. Desire is the fuel that drives your ambition to succeed. Your mind is the fire that drives your attitude to get things done. Exposing yourself to others with skills greater than your own will make you grow. When you share your art with others you expose yourself to criticism, judgment, and rejection.
When making art you invest so much of yourself in the creation of what you are doing. It is difficult not to take that criticism personally. I like to take rejection and make it work for me. When someone tells me I’m not good enough or can’t do something it puts a fire in me and fuels my passion and desire to prove them wrong. Because as an artist the only thing you are really responsible for is trying your hardest and doing the very best you are capable of. At the end that is all, you can do.
As an artist, you want the ability to translate words into images and images into words. Balance, proportion, rhythm, and harmony are the qualities that encompass beauty.
Flow is when you are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter, the experience is so joyful you do it at whatever cost, for the sheer sake and enjoyment of doing it.
Art is Happiness and Life
I love being so involved in what I am creating that I don’t think of myself as being separate from what I’m doing. Increasing my awareness and feel the flow is running through my mind and body, my hands and mind are working together I have entered the zone of flow. Not over thinking, or trying too hard. Just trying to relax and focus while being smooth and fluid in the moment of now! Totally absorbed in the experience of my concentration, it is like breathing I do not think about it I just do it. When I am in flow nothing else matters, I love being focused on where I am and creating my work. My awareness is in this moment of now not in what might happen in the future.
When I am in a state of flow a strong relaxation and calmness come over me, I have no doubts or worries of failure. I have a heightened sense of awareness and feel totally absorbed in the present moment. When you love what you are doing the real reward is in the experience of doing.