The Practice of Creativity
Updated: Aug 13, 2021
Many of us find ourselves with a lot of extra time on our hands. I am trying to make the most of that time. I've picked up my watercolor paintbrushes and spent some time exploring that. My work is very much at a basic level. I know that acquiring more skill is possible but that sort of mastery takes time and dedication (which is why I return to my digital work when I want to escape and relax).
My best moments seem to come when I lose myself in the act of creation. Just sitting down at the computer and spending a few hours working on a new piece of art calms me. It returns me to that place of what was normal.
Creativity is a process: a learning process. Everyone possesses creativity. (I recommend The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron as a great program to jump start the creative journey). Being able to express that creativity in a powerful way is an additional learning process.
That process takes time. I've spent years working with digital art and maybe a dozen sessions working with watercolor. Mastering watercolor might well take me years, but I think it's good to challenge your brain.
Art is learning, time and creativity. We're all capable of it. We're all gifted with that potential. Maybe take some time and start exploring that part of yourself. The journey alone is worth the price of admission.
Wishing you good health and good vibes. I love you and cannot wait until I can see you all in the flesh once more.