This little word helped take my son and his 11 year old buddies over the line yesterday at their AFL grand final. Their Coach instilled in them a BELIEF in themselves and in their team relationships. If you don't Believe in yourself who else is going to champion you? Our boys were lucky, the Coaching team and the parent group knew they had what it took to work as a team and succeed. So riding on the the wave of Believe......do you? Being creative often questions our believability in what we make and create. So, if we can just ingest this word, live this word and breathe this word, imagine the possibilities! Those boys certainly inspired me yesterday.
Around here lately, there has been painting, beach walks, wall paper discoveries in Bondi, found hearts and home time. Small moments make special memories, even without realising.
When, as an artist do you think you have made it? Well today I felt like I had hit the big time when I saw a Dad from school with this over his shoulder! SHOP FOR PINEAPPLES HERE
A very beautiful friend of mine bought this original art work for her daughter. She wanted it to be a reminder to her that she had the ability & the potential to be creative. The word un-limiting usually refers to the mind and its experience with the Divine, it is a word used in Buddhist teachings to also express the minds freedom and peace. How do we get free from limitations?
I am big believer that everyone can be creative and the only thing holding people back is the limitations that they put on themselves.
"I'm not creative".
"I take bad photos".
"Art is not my thing".
Everyone has the potential to make beautiful things, we do it everyday with out even realising. We cook delicious meals to nourish our bodies, we use creative methods to parent and many more. If you believe you are a creative being and unlimit the mind, imagine how much happiness it would provide to your life?
“We think that accomplishing things will complete us, when it is experiencing life that will.”
Around here lately, there has been a messy studio, walks on the headland, crazy cockatoos in Manly. I found a pineapple in my bag after our Fiesta night and we had some much needed rain! Happy weekend.
Here are some more "Found" Hearts that have tripped me up along the way and made me stop and smile.
The last of my "Aloha" wood art panels went to it's new home last week. I know it will be loved and is part of a new beginning.
I ask this question as I am quite often pleasantly surprised with what people find or see in my paintings. I am working on a new piece at the moment, and a very dear friend of mine was listing all the things she "saw" in my unfinished work. I love this as I quite often get to discover new aspects of my paintings that were not "intended" during the creation process. However, what if someone sees something that is totally unrelated to the work? Is it my place to correct them or inform them of what they have "misperceived"?
This can also be translated into everyday life, if a person has a differing perception on a situation, is it my place to believe their perception is incorrect because it differs to mine? Is there actually a reality or just differing interpretations? If we believed there was no reality, would we be more tolerant of peoples perceptions and "walk a mile in another's shoes" before judging them? If you think you are a realist, to whose reality are you basing your beliefs on?
Have a look at this painting, do you see a weeping women? I didn't, until a friend of mine pointed her out to me. Maybe she was meant to be there all the time, but I know I did NOT paint her into the canvas. She is not a reality because you may not be able to see her. What do you see?
Sydney based mixed media artist.