Do you every have those days when everything you pick up to read seems to be just for you in the moment. Well that's what's been happening. Connections like these are mind and heart blowing to me.
Here's one...I like to gnaw on a bone about something till I dig a deep hole in thought where I almost bury myself and the bone I was gnawing on. And it's not worry its more a why Question I get stuck on. There are times though when I'm trying to figure out something Creatively and staying on it and become more aware in thoughts and observation which is good. The other side of the obsessive thinking. . So this morning the words popped out at me... Complete self-knowledge is impossible...it is? Shucks I've been trying to understand myself now and get that perfect...down on paper and all and now I find out it's impossible...Well Grace stepped in and brought awareness...I'm always trying to figure it out. Like I'm stuck in the spiral only heading down...Then I read...complete self knowledge impossible...eye opening and kind of funny now. Time to let go of that one thought that I would understand me totally...not narcissistic but the making of my being/humaness is more what I search about. Rambling...I know and when I try to talk to people about this kind of stuff...eyes glass over and I've lost total conversing. That's why I turn to books for answers and contemplative direction besides...Nature and the Good Orderly Direction in my life.
So now this is something else to thinking about...over a cup of coffee...From Christine Valters Paintner PhD.
"In many ways Love is the primal force behind our creative expression. We create art to understand more deeply what it means to be human. Part of what makes life worth living is our passion, our desire to be in relationship-with ourselves, with our beloveds and with the divine."
(I do wish some day I would be able to have deep discussion and listen to what others thinking about things like this.)
As Brene' Brown shares in her books..(not her words but mine understand of them) To belong is a very strong human need and when we don't have it....Oh sad things happens to us as humans,
Q What aspects of your own humanity do you explore in your art? What do you feel your passion resonate most strongly? (question from Christine)
Humanity is the human race, which includes everyone on Earth. It's also a word for the qualities that make us human, such as the ability to love and have compassion, be creative and not be a robot or alien. The word humanity is from the Latin Humanitas for Human Nature, kindness."
Teaching the meaning of Artmaking
By Sydney R. Walker
The Big Ideas….Where do they come from?
· Dreams and nightmares
· Life cycles
· Reverence for life
· Individual identity
· Life and death
· Emotional life
· Views of reality
· Social norms
· Human diversity
· Nature and culture
· Social order
Personal interest plays a significant role in directing the artist’s choices of ideas. Becoming personally connected to a big idea is highly important for artmaking; otherwise, artmaking can become merely an exercise in problem solving.
Big Ideas drive an artist’s artmaking over time. They extend beyond individual artworks and encompass large portions, if not all, of an artist’s body of work. Big ideas represent the artist’s overall purpose for artmaking, and they tell-in board conceptual terms-what the artist is about.
Awesome or what?
I end with Know thyself...which as become a life time of study thus far in a very wonderful spiritual way which is shared with my beloved ones and the divine... All of Humanity, darn I say that's what being a artist is becoming for me.
And today I set the tents up for the RED DOT STUDIO FLIP Energy is high and the husband is home to lend the muscle today...so grateful for that...been two years since I did this and the body it now what it was...thankfully I stopped before I really hurt myself...and now we will do this task together...feeling big love now.