There’s a common struggle in art-making involving opposites. There’s the controlled approach — working precisely with intention, and the loose approach — when emotions and spontaneity take over. It’s a matter of engaging both sides of yourself — your intellect and your intuition. How do you do both at the same time? You can’t! Simultaneously thinking precisely and working emotionally doesn’t work because that comes from two different sides of your brain but, allowing for both makes more powerful art.
Let me show you…
It’s so interesting how some of us are more comfortable with one side over the other. Keeping both in mind invites you to switch over and explore beyond your comfort zone. The work looks so good when these two opposites are at play!
Which side do you spend more time with? Let me know in the comments.
This week’s podcast is my conversation with a fascinating artist, Emilio Villalba. Emilio’s work is so original, that it surprised me to learn he’s a student of all kinds of artists. I hope you’ll join me on Wednesday for this next episode. Click here to listen to and subscribe to the Art2Life Podcast.
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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.