Saturday, 13 December 2014

When seeking your heart's desire, do not let your fears hinder the pursuit of your joy. - Texture in ART

Texture in ART  - Texture is most evident where dark meets light on the turning edge and at the outer edge. Experience has taught us to assume that the areas in between have similar features. (Rex Brandt)

Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.” 
― Steven PressfieldThe War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Art for Art's Sake

Spiritual Story by Mark Edgemon

Welcome to the world of Art. From the time Art was born his parents knew he was destined for great things. He was inspired all of his life by the artistic achievements of the great artists throughout time. As a child in school, he would look at pictures of paintings and sculptures and imagined himself taking bows and receiving awards for great works and masterpieces he would create. But alas, he would always put off creating, until he finished all his prerequisites. And his prerequisites were always more than he could get to in any given day. 

One day, he determined as he was sitting at a bar at the age of 22, that after one more drink, he would go back to his apartment and begin creating. He really was going to do it this time. His one drink turned into four, but he left the bar heading for home to create his first masterpiece. 

Texture is the most enduring and ubiquitous underpinning of form... certainly a calming, meditative and appealing world for both the eye and mind. (Lynda Lehmann)

“If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.” 
― Piaget

Because his car was weaving from side to side on the drive home, a cop pulled him over and took him in on a driving under the influence charge and the police chief decided to keep him in jail for 24 hours until he sobered up. He was so determined to start drawing that he drew on the walls of the jail, which got him 30 more days behind bars. After he got out of jail, he had to get a second job to work off his fines and try to get his car back, which had been impounded.

 He got a job at a grocery store part time bagging groceries. When he wasn't needed there, they had him build product displays at the end of the aisles. There he started experimenting with various ideas and built unique but compelling displays that aided in selling off whatever was on them. He liked it! He didn't dread creating them like he did paintings and sculptures. The manager was so impressed with his display art that he made him his assistant manager and when he retired, he sold him the store with favorable terms. 

Indifference is isolation. In difference is texture and wonder. (Edwin Schlossberg)

“We are never more creative than when we are at odds with the world and there is nothing so artistically destructive as comfort. Princess Leia taught me that.” 
― Simon Pegg

He had the store paid off in no time, due to the high volume of sales his displays generated. He bought a second store and a third, eventually buying dozens, then hundreds and eventually became the number 1 independent store chain in the country. Art found his art and with it, his purpose and self worth. 

Moral: When seeking your heart's desire, do not let your fears hinder the pursuit of your joy. -'s+Sake.html

Texture adds variety and visual stimulus to the surface of a painting. (Britton Francis)

“If you're "one in a million", and the world is full of seven billion people, that means there are seven thousand people just like you.” 
― Jeff Goins

Wish you a creative Saturday 
where your mind and heart is in balance, and you feel good!

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