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The Spirit of Giving

 

via “It doesn’t make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said.” — Art of Quotation

Hello everyone!

I found this beautiful painting on my friend Douglas’s website Art of Quotation.  He always finds and publishes such great art and quotes!  Thanks Doug!

I think Jackson Pollock was a painter who did something a bit revolutionary.  Isn’t coming up with something no one has ever tried a challenge and then being brave enough to put it “out there” for others to see and judge?  I sure think so.

However, I believe that even if one traces their photograph or someone else’s so that it will be the right proportions (which I do most of the time) and then applies their medium of choice to enhance it, their originality will still shine through.  I hope my “signature” comes through anyway!

Most artists who enjoy what they do and don’t worry too much about what they do coming out “perfect” are usually happy with their outcomes especially if the end result blesses someone else.  After all when someone is happy with a gift that is unexpected, what more joy could a person ask for?

I think I have come to the place in my artistic endeavors where I just want God to bless others through what He has given me the desire and ability to do.   It is sad though that many artists, writers, etc. may end up doing what they love and giving it away instead of getting to a place where it can become an income someday, but really, I think life is all about being a blessing and loving who you can love while you’re here.  Sure there is the “earning a living doing what you love” thing, but I think that is becoming more and more possible these days.

However, in the meantime try not to let “someday I’ll be successful” be your way of thinking.  Say to yourself, “I can be successful in whatever I do today by loving what I do and giving what I love to create to others.”

Here is hoping the spirit of giving is in your heart every day as well as on Christmas day.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! (a little early)

Love always,

Patsy

 

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About whitefeatherfloating

When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will still have my artwork and some writing, but I created a new blog called My Crazy Life! in order to simply write my short autobiography and hopefully get some feedback on it as I go. However, it is a very slow project right now.

Posted on December 23, 2016, in Reblogs and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Patsy I think as an artist we do what works for us. I like to pull something out of the image Im using as reference, something that shines. I divide my picture up into sections, as same as the photo so I get the right proportions. It works for me. Then I don’t trace, I just see what shape needs to go in each block and it all comes together. Good that you don’t worry about it being perfect. Sometimes when I paint I don’t plan something and its better for it. Happy creative New Year to you. xxx
    Kath

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    • I have tried that method of transferring an image and I don’t like it even though it can be accurate. I like using my light board instead or just eyeballing it. I think the creativity comes out with figuring out colors and textures. I have liked the paintings I have done that weren’t planned so much better than the ones that are sometimes. 🙂 I hope you have a great new year with lots of creative endeavors, too, Kath!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this beautiful painting, Patsy! Merry Christmas to you and your family! ❤

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