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Creating Art | An Act Of Spontaneity And Intuition

This week I’ve been thinking about creating art and what motivates us.  I came across this quote which I like from an online resource called “Thought for Today”

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“Every day is an opportunity to be creative – the canvas is your mind, the brushes and colours are your thoughts and feelings, the panorama is your story, the complete picture is a work of art called, ‘my life’.

Be careful what you put on the canvas of your mind today – it matters.”

An Angel's Dream webJust occasionally creating art becomes a truly spontaneous act for me.  I usually have a reasonably clear idea about what I want to see on the canvas.

When painting the “Angel’s Dream” above I had no form or idea in my head, I just put the paint on the canvas by instinct.  As the layers progressed I found myself thinking about the cosmos although I did not intentionally create a galaxy or solar system.

I began to wonder if Angels had dreams and what those dreams might be about and added the honesty seed pods to represent the souls of the departed.  My Mother had passed away around the time I painted this (2011), so perhaps she was my inspiration.

What do you see in this painting.  Maybe your interpretation would be totally different from mine.  Please do share your thoughts with me.


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