Obeying my Spirit
Inspired by a post by Rice Freeman Zachary about letting our art journals be JUST that … OUR art journals and letting others have their way. There is no wrong, no right, no better, no best. What it is about is making our mark … whether that be writing words, painting, sketching, doodling, collaging.
I realized that I had allowed myself to become totally distracted with the art of others … in some ways, becoming my own journal nazi. The source of inspiration was impeding my own creation. I didn’t think I was comparing … but I was because either I wouldn’t journal or create because it might not be good enough OR I would try to replicate what another person had done. The intuitive way that I approached my art had been lost.
Is there something to learn from others? Absolutely. But there is also a lot to learn from myself. Last night, I went back to the beginning and loved it.
And here are a few more William Blake quotes I found last night as I was verifying the wording of that one of my journal page:
“The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: The bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does.”
The true method of knowledge is experiment.