What a roller coaster. You know, today I started with the idea of a mug. Tall, cylindrical, round handle. I attempted this mug 4 times in one sitting at my wheel with no success. I consider myself a talented and growing artist, why could I not make this mug?! I let myself step away from the problem and rest, think, and EAT:)
Why was I trying to make this ordinary, plain mug? Why did I have to make this ordinary, plain mug? Who's rules was I following?! And then it hit me.
There are no rules in Art.
So after a little realization and motivation I went back at it, letting the clay help lead my hands into the form it was supposed to be. Simple as that, I made an identical 4 piece mug set. Yes, you must think I'm crazy. I'll agree it's not that simple to create and form an object. But yet it happened.
It happened because I let myself go. I let my mind roam free. I gave myself permission to not make a stereotypical object. I gave myself permission TO BE ME!! Just being able to allow myself to not follow any rules overjoyed me. I feel such happiness and contentment knowing I was able to portray the artist, I know, I am in my art.
Allow YOURSELF to let lose and remind you of who you are and what you can do. Tomorrow's a new day; explore this new lesson and exercise. I hope it opens your eyes, like it has mine.
With this post, I will tell you Good Night.