Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Art Has No Rules...

Originally published on my blog

Collage by Lani Texture Layers by FlyPaper Textures.

Over on 14 Secrets we were having the most amazing discussion.  The idea about rules in art and judgments about who brakes the "art rules" popped up.  I created the above art journal page in response to this discussion which popped up around our Journey with The Traveling Artists Guild...  Many of us were getting very exciting by the possibilities for this journey, which will include art dolls, traveling trunks, paper bag books, and little pamphlet books to go inside the paper bag books.  Some of us are nearly done with our preparations and decorations and some of us are struggling with a familiar uncomfortable feelings of comparison and judgment.   Someone mentioned that on a different art forum, there was some discussion about not following the rules, that the art work should follow certain rules.  Since when is rule following a big part of the artist's life?  Actually NOT following the rules, or being creative with the rules is more likely to be a big part of the artist's life, since playing, having fun, and creating are all about bending and altering the rules.  

I love art.  I love how I can play, how my soul can come out and find just the right thought and image and it's all SO much fun.  So here's to having discussions and here's to feeling bad about what we are doing once in a while because it will (if we are open to this) lead us to our own true self, our own true expression, which for me at this moment is all about play and fun and joy and happiness.  Hooray!

3 comments:

Linda D. said...

Oh yes, can definitely go with the 'no rules' for art - playing intuitively as I do and ignoring any 'set rules' is part of my arting (and often general) life :)

John David said...

Well said!

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