Wednesday, August 4, 2010

for no reason at all.

Ever feel like sitting down and doing something for no reason at all? Something that has no direction or purpose?  You just have an urge to go to your creative space and CREATE.  Doing something mindless ironically enough is a great exercise in helping me become more mindful. To recharge. 

One exercise I like to do every so often is to just sit down with:

  • one canvas
  • one tool (committing to only one brush or palette knife adds to the experience)
  • a big pile of paint
and to just start moving it around.  
All mixing happens on the canvas. 
Rinsing or wiping your tool now and then is optional.
Just watching colors move, intertwine and blend is mesmerizing, inspiring and uplifting.
Witnessing the textures that erupt 'feels' GREAT.
Who knows what you'll come up with....and who's the process that is the reward.  
BUT I'm willing to bet, 
you WILL end up with something that makes you smile..
you WILL end up with some sort of 'takeaway' that ends up in another it a technique, color combination, etc.
you WILL want to do this mindless, yet mindful exercise more often.  
I know I do.

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