Art for NO reason
So last night I tried some Art for no reason, just to paint for the sake of painting. I honestly cannot remember the last time I did that before yesterday. And can I say it was FREE-ing. It's like that old saying about the shoemakers children with no shoes... when you're making a living at something there's not time for it for yourself.
I started with watercolors and white paper. I chose three analogous colors yellow, green and teal turned on my Christina Perri pandora station and I. just. started. As I began i watched the yellow spread across the paper and then I went to green... at one point I had the instinct to blow on the wet water and paint just to see what happened, I quickly stopped myself because "I don't do that", it's not my style. But then I remembered! There were NO RULES. I could paint whatever I wanted because it was only for me. In the end I didn't love the affect it created but I did love the fact that I did it.
I have a feeling this practice of Art for no reason is going to fuel my creativity as an artist. When we continue to try new things we broaden our idea of what is possible. I invited others to join me via instagram and twitter, and we're doing it again next week. So put it on our your books and we'll do it together. And if you're thinking, "but I'm not an artist" good, all the more reason to join! Maybe you fill find something you love about art.