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Begin Without End

“Art is never defect-free. Things that are remarkable never meet spec, because that would make them standardized, not worth talking about.” 

Seth Godin

To find the mysterious flow in creating art, create without the end in mind. Without a goal. Choose where to draw a line and then where to draw the next. You don't have to know where the third line will be while drawing the second. When I start out trying to figure out what the entire "thing" will be when finished, I get frustrated and distracted. If I work freely, watch how how paint and pen move, how colors intertwine, how layers build... the art is more "me" and time passes in an instant.

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Reader Comments (3)

so true! I am finding this more and more.

I am working on this very thing! I want to know the finished look before I start and that leads to issues, shall I say...I am a very planned out person in many aspects of my life and that has served me so well -but in my art I need to let go and just ride the wave.

01.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn Dube

so true I agree but interesting because in my "work" world i always begin with the end in mind .. . guess that is why I need art as balance.

01.17.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

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