Monday, March 28, 2016

Motivational Monday


DON'T THINK ABOUT MAKING ART.
JUST GET IT DONE.
LET EVERYONE ELSE DECIDE IF IT'S GOOD 
OR BAD. WHETHER THEY LOVE IT OR HATE IT.
WHILE THEY ARE DECIDING,
MAKE MORE ART.
(Andy Warhol)

The art class I signed up for waaaay back in January (2016! The Year of Living Creatively!) is due to start soon, and I am so looking forward to it! I'm old enough - and have taken enough art classes - to know not to expect perfection. The only things I'm expecting: to have fun and to learn. 

That being said, I am hoping not to glue my fingers together or get paint in my eyes. But hey, I made it through all those cooking classes intact, this should be a breeze.... Right?

Let's all stretch our creative muscles this week! Reach, stretch, bend, twist - work it!

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  1. If you're not having fun while creating art then you're doing it wrong.

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  2. I'm a perfectionist at heart. Having been trained as a graphic and fine artist that perfectionism can get in the way. I get frustrated more but once I master the technique it's like I've done it all my life.

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    1. I definitely think there's something to be said for wanting things a certain way, for be exacting. It's been helpful for me in some areas of my life, not so much in others. I'm working on it. :)

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  3. That sounds like so much fun! Every now and then, I still manage to glue my fingers together. It's funny... after the fact! Love that quote.

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    1. If I glue my fingers together, how will I pet the tortoises?! :)

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  4. Sounds like fun. I wrote a post today about not being perfect all the time. Who can be? We expect pictures of what you create.

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    1. We'll see on the pictures. :)

      I could post a picture of the painting I did in the one-day-painting class I took awhile back....

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  5. I love that quote! It's helped me to remember that I can't please everyone and to do what I love no matter what others think of it.

    Have fun in your class!

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    1. Trying to please everyone really does suck the creative energy dry.

      Thanks!

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  6. I love that quote.
    Have fun at the art class, and yes, don't glue your fingers together or get paint in your eyes. Makes creating art a little harder to do. ;)

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    1. Although, the end result might actually turn out better.... :)

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  7. The class sounds like fine. Wishing you lots of enjoyment.

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  8. How did the cooking classes turn out in the end? Have fun in the art class! I used to take more classes, but they're difficult to squeeze in now.

    Someday I'll get back to them.

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    1. The cooking classes were a lot of fun. Now, if I only I would get myself to actually apply what I learned.... :)

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    2. That's always the hard part, isn't it? ;)

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  9. It looks like you are enjoying your art classes. I am currently stretching my creative muscles.

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  10. Having fun is definitely the most important thing. But I think it's normal to always wonder what others will think. However, that shouldn't be the most important thing. Enjoy.

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    1. I think that's normal, too. The trick is to not let it stop us from creating in the first place.

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  11. Hey, now. I used to glue my fingers together in nearly every session of art in elementary school. I think there should be an award for it. :) Have fun!!!

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  12. Have fun. It's been a long time since I pinched clay or sketch anything. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  13. Art classes can be so much fun. I even took a watercolor class in the South of France when I lived there, struggling with my French vocabulary and annoying all those class members who didn't speak English (while the instructor helped me out with his good English). But I had a ball anyway and learned a lot.

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    1. How wonderful! Definitely not something everyone gets to experience.

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  14. Good luck with your art class. I hope that you will have lots of fun and perhaps even get some inspiration there for your writing.

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping they'll feed each other in some way.

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  15. What a wise outlook. Enjoy your other creative side.

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  16. Woot! That sounds like fun. I haven't taken any in-person art classes since high school. I've done a few digital painting lessons on Ctrl+Paint. The rest has been self-taught. I did take the plunge and join DeviantArt. Now I feel obligated to produce more art. :)

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    1. I love how many opportunities there are to learn at home and/or teach ourselves. I certainly haven't ruled those options out for the future.

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  17. I admire your willingness to jump into these classes! Hope you have a blast with this.

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  18. Have a great time. I hope some of your work will be posted here!

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