WholeheARTed Creativity.


Speaker tonight at the U -  Prof. Berding, head of grad department, Michigan State. I really loved how he talked about work ethic, motivation, and mind-sets in art.  One thing I jotted down, and then circled ridiculously:

Immediately I thought about the Winstock piece. 

I worked on it yesterday, but the last time was perhaps October?!  His words helped me pinpoint why:  The painting seems creatively ---- 'done.'  Absolutely NOT-OPEN.  At all.  Work is left, not artistic input.  Just makes so much sense to me now. 

Another point: OBSERVATION VS. INVENTION.  I know I can recreate -- but what else?!?  My painting prof (Val) & I decided -- I am going to loosen up a bit.  Be bold, & innovative.  Dig in to my curiosities (patterns/dimension) -- make them my passions.  !!

Okay-- one last thing from the talk.  (I took 3 pages of doodley notes, I liked this guy.)  His advice:  ---- Find a word.  Some word that just resonnates & pulls you back in focus.  Find a word that sets your goals in line.  Post it in your studio.   :)Love that.  BYe.

1 comment:

  1. Emily, I love the thoughts you are writing, thanks for sharing. I am curious what word you came up with? Paintings look great!


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