STUDIO INSPIRATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF “HOLDING ONTO YOURSELF” AS AN ARTIST
One of our wonderful artists in the Studio Journey course tells the story of creating wondrous paintings and yet being asked by another artist why she added scribbles to the painting. The implication being that the scribbles bothered the inquiring artist.
Our fellow journeyer also recalls being asked by a gallerist to remove some smudges in her works.
Her answer to both: “Because it creates interest”.
The important concept of authorship
As an artist and creator of abstract art, it’s important to remember that you are the author, artist and composer of your work…
Not the collector.
Not your best friend.
Not the gallerist.
This is not painting by committee.
This is not about pleasing others.
This is about your own expression
We want to see YOU in your art, not someone else’s idea of what you “should” or shouldn’t do or be.
At times you may feel lonely and lost because there are no absolute answers on your journey to expressing yourself. There’s no map, formula or recipe for creating your deepest and most authentic art.
Indeed, you’re stepping into the terra incognito, the unknown territory, every time you create.
And this is scary. This is threatening. This is vulnerable.
Don’t look for answers outside of yourself. You won’t find them there.
The answers that are your answers can only be found inside of you.