July 29, 2018

What is Your Story? Are You Listening?

Hi Everyone,

Happy Sunday! I hope you are getting to the studio today. On Sundays, before I head to the studio,
I usually do a long but slow run on Mt Tamalpais

And when I do I often listen to audio books. The one I am listening to now is
Daniel Pink’s “A Whole New Mind”

This is a riveting book about left side brain people and right side brain people. (We are definitely right brain people)
He talks about “narrative competence” as a right brain activity. It turns out the right brain is not just good at making art but also listening.

To listen empathically to the stories of not just others but ours too is a right brain activity. All of this got me
thinking about the stories behind our art.

What is the story of your art?

If we can listen and pay attention we can better translate our story through our art.

We often forget that the driving force behind why we do what we do is incredibly interesting
to our viewers.
And that is what today’s video is all about.

Getting in touch with the story behind your art.

Please share the story behind your art in the comments section. Me and a whole bunch of others would love to listen.


PS Good luck in the studio this week! Here are some pics of what I am making…

PSS Thanks to so many of you who have joined the Art2life FB Group. I am blown away with the
amazing artwork from all over the world.

I am so inspired by this sharing, worldwide community of artists!

If you would like to join, click here and we will get you in…

Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
the founder of Art2Life.

With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.

Join me and artists from all over the world in our Free Art2Life Artists Facebook Group or learn more here about Art2Life.

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