All the work I love has one thing in common.
It moves me.
It can even take my breath away.
Over the years, I have thought a lot about this.
Now I know it is because of one essential ingredient.
And this is what I am talking about in this week’s video.
Vulnerability is that one ingredient. When present in your art it moves people.
Remember that revealing more of yourself in your art, even if it is a little outside your
comfort zone, is a good thing.
It is not necessary to be perfect. In fact, that can be rather boring.
If you are truly learning and pushing yourself, it will always feel risky.
But that is what, in the end will make so engaging.
I like to use the word “wonder” as the bar to shoot for in my art.
Does this painting elicit wonder in me?
Does it show more of me than what I made before?
Remember, wonder is caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.
This is not created by looking outside of yourself. It is created by looking within.
To truly share this can feel vulnerable but its inclusion in your art can
make all the difference in the world.
I would love to know…
How much of “you” do you share your art?
Let us know in the comments below.
Have a great Sunday!
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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.