Day 17 of My 30 Days of Creativity Challenge.
Making art can be hard especially if your goal is perfection. This is an impossible goal to have as there will always be something to improve. Something will always look a little off, you’ll wish you used a different color or a different brush. Always something. Striving for perfection will only lead to your demise as an artist because there is no perfect.
Art is a lot like being human. We are all different and unique, and flawed. We are not perfect by any means, yet for the most part we’re always looking to improve something about ourselves instead of just loving and accepting the way we are.
I look at my art sometimes and think of it’s “ordinary” disposition. Just there, you know. Not museum quality, but rather something simple and beautiful in its own way.
It’s important to find the extraordinary in the seemingly ordinary. We, as humans, may be looking at the same thing, yet fail to see what the other sees. We all perceive differently. This is okay. This is important because beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To some we may see smeared paint, but to another they may see the convergence of sea and sky, or the wing of a bird. It’s important to have an open mind when dealing with matters of heART. (See what I did there?) Art created longs for acceptance just as humans do. It longs to, as we long to be reminded that we are loved and accepted as we are. It longs to be, as we long to be told that we are, in our most ordinary and seemingly “boring” state, are extraordinary loved unconditionally.
Look for the extraordinary.