It’s not a secret, when I started making art again (around 2009), I was very careful. I sketched the entire painting, then layered color after color etc. It was not working that well for me though because I was too tightened up in my creativity.
Let it flow through your hands
Perfection is just a dream. Nothing ever is truly perfect. I start a creative session by sitting within myself (for so to speak) and be thankful for whatever is going to come out this day. It may simply start with an intention, but sometimes (often) it is also coupled with words. I don’t plan. I start and just feel the artwork. I don’t like what’s happening ? I cover it up. Until it speaks to my Soul and I adore it.
It is not always an easy ride. But once I am tuned in, I don’t look back to my old ways.
Let. It. Go !!!
Something I created and love might looks very flawed to you. And that’s totally okay: art is subjective.
Art is made to make you FEEL something. Whatever that is. Even when it is a negative emotion like disgust, it is still something.
You can not control how others will react to your art, if you share it into the world. And sharing is a big step, that is not always easy.
Be a channel
Your beliefs are your own. I don’t believe in God in the Christian/Catholic way, I however do believe in a Higher Power. You can also say that this Higher Power is simply your intuition, your guiding voice that needs to be expressed.
I do believe I am just a channel to what need to be birthed to the world. And it helped me not to stay too attached to my paintings.
Each of them, even the abstract ones, have a story for you. And I guess this is what connects them to us.