It’s as if the word ‘bored’ is intended to manipulate our attention instantly. But is boredom a bad thing? My feeling is that creativity, rather than be stifled by boredom, needs boredom or a void, if it’s to emerge.
Initially, when you paint there is a perceived division between what you paint and who you are. The more you enter into the process the more you realise that we are the canvas and, as such, are both the creator and the creation.
‘Art’ and ‘income’ are not words that tend to sit comfortably in the same sentence, ditto with ‘passion’ and ‘profit’. So just how possible is it to live as an artist? To use a phrase from a book by Stephen Walsh, to succeed, you need the “art and the engine.”
Learning to work with change creatively, is an excellent way to facilitate personal growth. Art is all about change. You take a canvas and transform it.
Ann Gadd is an exhibiting artist, writer, facilitator of Create Yourself Artworkshops, Reiki Master, Footologist, transformational counsellor and speaker.