After a brilliant weekend away with the kids to see family, the Art Fool comes out and reminds us to be creative and just enjoy the process of creating art.
My kids love to paint and draw. My youngest son loves to copy mummy and make cards. So much so, his teacher last week told me that was a strong memory of hers about him this year! (Spare card stock? Ha! None left, he’s nabbed the lot 😉 )
Art is about the process that we allow ourselves to go on, without actually leaving the room in which we’ve settled down. It’s about releasing the mind and letting it wonder, ponder, whilst our hands do something that logic cannot define. Well, maybe logic can, but I never assign logic to the process of creating anything artistic.
The joy in just creating something, letting your soul sing and have a voice, is beautiful. Like life, it’s not about the destination, it’s the journey.
Everyone has something to contribute, something that only they can create. It might be stories, painting, digital art, telling stories, cooking, singing, gardening, dancing… the list is almost endless.
Why don’t we create more? A lot of us are concerned with what others think. Frankly my dears, I don’t give a rats behind on that. Well, not often anyway. Art isn’t for others to critique, unless you ask them to do so. For me, it’s about creating something unique, something personal. It’s about creating art that you’re happy with, it’s about letting your soul free and learning what makes you happy.
There are some amongst us who say art is for fools, that to be artistic is an unnecessary indulgence. I say that their heads and souls are in the wrong place. We were not put on this Earth to be robots, we were given a creative strain, so, this week, let us let it out, whether you strum a guitar, garden, paint, sew or sculpt. Let it out.