Experimentation = Play; Play = Letting Go

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.” ~ Heraclitus, Greek philosopher, 535–475 BC

It seems to develop a process of creating art is a process in itself. The first act is allowing oneself to have fun and celebrate the “mistakes” made along the way because creating art is a path of discovery, perhaps a discovery of self. Silly Putting, Post-its, Velcro were all mistakes. I don’t know who said it but it was once said, you have to learn which mistakes to keep.

I was at a How conference many years ago and they gave each participant a crayon. The speaker then came on and asked us to hold the crayon up to our nose, close our eyes, and inhale deeply. Then he asked what does that remind you of… Without one moment’s hesitation everyone one responded, “being a child.” Let the child play. Go have fun.

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“Running Away Without Leaving Home” ~ Twyla Tharp

Time—It’s Preception.

When I die and go to heaven, I want to spend the first million years painting—so I can get to the bottom of the subject.” ~ Winston Churchill

Don’t be fooled by the myth that you do not have enough time. That is going to quickly. I have just as much time now at fifty-eight as I did as when I was ten the only thing different is I spend time fretting about not having enough of it. Sure… I am responsible to manage it and prioritize it but ultimately it is my perception of time and how I spend it that gets me in trouble.

Here’s a great article about perception of time in a blog by Adam Alter in an article Alternative Truths.

fantasy art... don't have time.
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