Creating

art

  • Thomas Merton. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

The colours in this piece of art I created remind me of water.  Maybe it is the Pisces in me?  Whenever I am painting or decorating my house I seem to be drawn to these colours.

I find solace in different types of art forms.  It always amazes me when people create amazing things with their hands.  I don’t consider myself an artist but really enjoy creating things with my hands.  I imagine a builder has that same feeling.  Or a potter, weaver, painter, when they are in the midst of a project.  I simply cannot image what the feeling of someone wanting to purchase your art would be like! 

When I create things with my hands I sometimes have that moment when time seems to stand still.  It seems like all the world stops and you are just in the moment.  That doesn’t happen very often for this girl, my mind always seems to be in thinking mode.  Perhaps you understand that feeling?

Or perhaps you know that feeling of gardening and getting your fingernails dirty and watching your tomatoes grow.  Maybe you’re a writer and you have a story inside you.  Company is coming over and you pull out your recipe book and are inspired to prepare a meal for family.  Creating comes in many forms and it is a gift to cherish when it appears.  

This was one of the best workshops I attended.  It was just me, the instructor Beth and those beautiful colours with an afternoon of creating!

Spring is a great time to start a new project.  What will you create?

Talk soon ~

Nancy

download

Leave a Reply