Love and Art by sheisprettyArt is your emotions flowing in a river of imagination. ~Unknown
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness. ~Eckhart Tolle
Whenever I look at a person's work of art the first thing that comes to mind is, "what was the inspiration behind the piece?" It is so easy to think that art comes from the mind alone, through our creative thoughts. Although what I've come to realize is that out of all the things in the world that could inspire us, we fail to see that one of the greatest influence in our work is our emotions. It is how/what we feel about things that influence most of our ideas.
I think many will agree that art alone is not just meant for aesthetic appeal, but most importantly, it is a means to convey a message. This message may not always be something themed or obvious. The impact that a drawing could have on a person could simply be an emotional reaction or relation to the work. Therefore an artist's feelings can be the source of inspiration for a piece or what is to be transpired by the viewer. Our feelings could be as broad and external as life, the universe, and everything. Or as specific and internal as what we personally feel....happy, sad, angry, etc. Regardless of all this, it is necessary to note that as artists, we should be aware of our emotions, embrace them, and apply them to our work. Perhaps by doing so, our passions will be apparent through whatever we create and will give our work more depth.
I for one like to use a lot of colors in my work to represent what I feel about the subject matter. All the colors in the world inspire me. In relation to the theme of this blog, I am never done with looking...at the sky. The blues (and other colors) of the sky, make me feel infinite. It is this feeling of being a part of this world as well as the vast universe that brings me the most inspiration. It is for this reason, that I want to become an art/graphic designer. There is a satisfaction and closeness to humanity that makes me want to share and express what I feel with others visually. What we love is art. And art is love.