HOLDING THE INTENTION TO CREATE
This small piece is all about line, shape and paint. Their juxtaposition, relationship and interaction with each other. “Untitled”, 10”x 8”, mixed media on wood, © 2018 David Limrite
“You can do anything you want to do. What is rare is this actual wanting to do a specific thing: wanting it so much that you are practically blind to all other things, that nothing else will satisfy you.”
Robert Henri, Artist and teacher
Holding The Intention To Create
It is important, as artists, that we hold steadfast to our desire to create.
When we hold the intention to create we are doing two things.
First, we are telling ourselves that our creativity matters. That being an artist is important to us. That it is who we are. That making stuff is what we do. That what we make is important to us. And, that we are serious about it.
Second, it tells the world, all of the people in our life and all of the distractions that either get hurled in our direction every day, or that we allow to interrupt us, that our creativity matters. It tells all of these outside forces that conspire against us or tug at our coat tails for attention, that we mean business.
Holding the intention to create can empower us to get into the studio and create what we are meant to create.
Holding the intention to create keeps us focused and prevents us from getting derailed.
Holding the intention to create allows us to override all of the negative self-talk, doubt, and fear that goes along with being a creator.
Holding the intention to create manifests itself in our ability to set up a regular daily or weekly creativity schedule. And stick to it no matter what. It manifests itself in our ability to be just a little bit selfish about our creative time, and allows us to guard this time ferociously, relentlessly and passionately.
The world is not going to step aside and allow us to take the time to create. Life goes on and it needs us every day.
Holding the intention to create is our only chance to survive and be the kind of artist that we know we can be and create the kind of art that we know we are capable of.
In this inspirational workshop, you will have an opportunity to embark on a journey filled with exploration and discovery. Working from a live model, you will work in compelling and fearless ways to create contemporary figure and portrait drawings, paintings, and mixed media pieces using graphite, charcoal, acrylic and collage. You may also use pastel, watercolor or oil paint sticks.
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