What would you paint if you put no pressure on yourself?
Students walk into my classroom with all sorts of expectations. Here are some of the things I hear:
Want, Want. Want.
Whatever happened to just having fun and enjoying the process?
I don’t think we can help it.
As a society I think we have been brainwashed into thinking that wanting is good. Having a goal, an end result, a target, something to aspire to, something to measure yourself by.
Don’t get me wrong: I love making goals! However, when it comes to making art: It’s best to leave your expectations at the door.
Because it’s only by leaving our expectations behind that we can we truly be in the moment.
That’s where the real beauty lies.
Creating work when we are present: That’s the best kind.
So I ask you, what would you paint if you put no pressure on yourself?
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.