It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense
Original Mixed Media Piece by Natasha Reilly © 2013.
In the continued exploration of my creative voice, I decided to push more limits. I had been caught up in things having to “make sense.” As I let go of that idea and began to play, I felt frustration at first. There was a part of me that wanted to revert to what was “safe” and what I “know.” I found myself questioning what others would think but I pushed forward. I fought with the paint and the canvas until I had a thought. What if I added other materials to this work? That thought annihilated my blocks. In adding new materials I returned to a state of wonder and play.
We tend to think of “play” as something meant for children but here’s the thing. Playing allows us to wonder and wonder leads to innovation. Play is essential to creative thought. Much like schools cutting art programs, when we cut play from our life we lose a valuable tool needed in order to evolve and create new works.
Today, take a moment to yourself and just play! Try it you just might like it Then be sure to share here in the comments. Link back to your work!
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