My philosophy has always been: when everyone is headed in one direction…turn and go the other way for that is where true genius, growth and creativity lies…go forth with wild abandon pioneer woman….make your own art history!!!
After my early morning walk on the beach, I make a cup of jasmine tea and browse FaceBook and The Hive to see what’s up with my friends. Almost always I find some little nugget that inspires me. This was the nugget this morning that inspired the above digital painting and this post:
Dream Doer Suzi Blu’s post on FaceBook brought quite a response:
I’m so on the brink of something fabulous – like you’ve never seen before – and I ain’t waiting around for someone to say yeah youre good enough we will publish you. Im making my thing real and Im doing it myself. I don’t have the patience or the ability to get on my knees and beg for you to understand me. Take note sistah – you ain’t seen nothing yet.
These, my friends and fellow artistic journeyers, are the words of an artist who has found her voice.
Many around you want to point out ‘reality’ to you, especially if you are an artist or different. They say things like “Face the facts.” and “Look at what-is.”
However, I would say to you:
If you are able to see only ‘what-is’ (what already exists)…then you will only be able to create more of ‘what-is’! You must be able to put your thoughts and energy beyond what-is in order to bring forth something different…something more… something that speaks to the world in a new way. And that is where true genius, growth and creativity lies…go forth with wild abandon pioneer artisan. Make your own art history!!!
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