Once we begin making our art, everything changes. It can so much that sometimes our art ends up very different than intended.
The reason this occurs is because once the art is underway, it is super easy to forget the essential feeling we had when we began.
So how do we remedy this?
It turns out the workaround is not only remembering but prioritizing the “feeling” we want to express in our art.
And not just when we begin but all the way through.This desired feeling can become the “North Star”,a reference point, for our creative decisions in making our art.
Spending time understanding the “North Star” of your art is one of the most powerful and bold steps you can take to strengthen and unify your art.
Interestingly, and not surprisingly, I have discovered when querying this idea for myself is that the North Star of my art is not too far from that of my life.
The act of writing it, articulating it, and then sharing it is a big step in its formation.
So today, I ask you,
What is the North Star of your Art?
We all can’t wait to hear.
PS The brightest North Star comment will receive the NW illustrated, 3 Book Collection by Don Miguel Ruiz.
PSS If you haven’t signed up for the upcoming Free Art2life Workshop, that begins April 26th, you can do so here.
It is going to be amazing….
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.