art RULES to live by
When I first started to paint on a daily basis, there were some limitations in my mind I had to rid myself of...and some new ways to embrace. Below I share today the list I created for myself back then.
'RULES' that can fuck off:
* you must paint BIG * you must paint, not draw!!! *don't just color in the lines*hold the paint brush like a brush, not a pencil. * painting must be HARD.. painful... frustrating. like WORK *its not a good idea to use colored pencils *don't waste your time making mistakes
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*doing things for art, for artistic development is NOT procrastination *creating an exact vision -or close to it, TAKES TIME!! -yes I want to paint big, but I also want to PAINT (start somewhere) * ONE STEP AT A TIME! *use your fingers *dark, even muted colors I don't love,, mixed with bright- I like! *draw lots 'n lots of circles *I don't care what anyone thinks!! -of my art -of my choices - of my life-I only care what I think. * Basquiat said it was okay (thank you) *Ed Bereal- to me this isn't vomiting!! this is my voice-a critical part of my voice- it is good enough! (you have no idea what my intentions are!!) *I can do lots of styles! crasy, more methodical, cartoony, etc. etc. Sometimes they mesh, sometimes not, they are all valuable* I follow Little Jenni LaLa's lead :)
*there is no such thing as a mess up!!