What Most Artists Don't Know

FEARLESS™ Painting in progress! I've been working on this baby all week--still not finished.
You can see the progression of this painting on my Flickr page HERE.


Being an Artist is not just about fantastic hand-mind coordination.
Or talent.
Or skill.
Or even passion and a great sense of style.

What can make an Artist special is their willingness to stay connected to Creative Source.

I'm sure you've felt it before.

Those moments when things simply gel together.
They flow.
Move like magic.
Feels like something else is working through you.

And like I said, staying connected to Creative Source takes a willingness.
A surrender if you may.

And you would think that this connection came automatic.
That all Artists do this.

But they don't.

Because staying connected to Creative Source means getting out of the way.

Trusting.  Letting things take it's course.
Forfeiting up control.
Practice.  Practice.  Practice.

And that's just not common protocol
for anything in this world
now-a-days.

So many Artists struggle only to perfect their skills-
Pour all their attention into refining their talents-
Spend loads of dollars on gaining more and more Artistic knowledge--

While totally neglecting the most important part of being an Artist.

Their connection to Creative Source itself.

It's like having a money tree in your back yard
But working five jobs instead.

Now I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with
Skill,
Talent,
Knowledge,
Hard Work.

I'm just saying there needs to be a balance.
That Artists are Artists because they do have this direct line to Creative Source.
That their duty is to stay in the flow
And let the same energy that makes birds fly, leaves change, and flowers bloom
Work its magic through them as well.

Not just to make pretty paintings
And rockin' sculptures.

But to help conquer fear
And allow love to grow.




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7 comments:

morningDove said...

loved viewing your flickr groups pics. you are the cutest little artist. just lovely! enjoyed reading your post today.

Nolwenn said...

Gorgeous Connie,

This is something that came to my face not long ago. And it changed everything. Like a big huge epiphany.
Knowing, feeling deep in my gut that I am an artist because i create something coming directly from... whatever you call it, because I WANT to stay connected to this and see what happens then.
Even if it is far from perfect, even if it is weird and maybe unusual.
Even if I don't make money from it.
This is just part of my being. This connection I was searching for but that always been there.

<3

(sorry for this comment lacking any sense lol)

MB said...

I need to remember as I continue to explore my watercolor. I blogged about my thoughts on creating art here: http://blog.moonberry.com/2011/07/watercolor-wisdom.html

Thank you so much for this post. It definitely hits home.

-Moonberry

Tracy Carlton said...

so fantabulous! you. your art. your words. (read this next line with a lilting sing song voice...) "i am so happy to have connected with you" (because it's typed/sung with pure joy)

hugs!

Painting Herself Into Being said...

Such a powerful reminder! Spot on. Perfect. Thank you!

Letting the light of spirit flow through me and as me.

Many blessings,
Sheri Ponzi
http://paintingherselfintobeing.wordpress.com

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Such joy in this painting I wish to dance with them!

Robin said...

Oh so true Connie. ps, I LOVE this painting so far!!