How Can Primitive Simplicity Lead to Artistic Originality?
CREATIVE DISRUPTION FOR ALL WHO FEAR LIFE WITHOUT PINTEREST INSPIRATION
When entering the field of creativity…BEWARE. Secret saboteurs lies in wait. The need to be seen. And the need to emulate. To validate your artistic efforts.
Better to enter your cave with ochre and charcoal. And breathe the odor of your creations, earthy and rich. Stained fingers translating smoke and desire onto unpublished walls.
Feel the texture of your being jump forward and back. Through timelines of existence. See what is. Then seek what isn’t. For all innovation arises from the darkness. Where clear sighted imitation is no longer an option.
Begin anew. Fumbling as a child with her stick etching unknown codes into riverbank sand. No memory of the master to taint her joy. No judgment over the blending of magenta, lime, and coral. All is exploration.
Inner urges. Outer action.
SCRIBBLE, SCRAPE, SCRATCH
Go into your cave. Where no images exist. Grab some sticks and scraping tools. Limit your color choices.
Make a mess.
Feel the horror of your judgment as you realize, this is NOT a work of art.
Speak to your inner child about her contribution. Would you condemn her? Offer apologies for any judgment. Now step into your adult shoes, and offer forgiveness for judging. Repeat the mantra..
“What if my purpose is simply the process? If that is true, then I can’t get this wrong.”
The slate is clean.
Come back to your page. See it anew. Which corners or bits dance? Say this out loud,
Look what I made. Totally original. One of a kind.
If your canvas feels too busy, try scraping a neutral color over certain sections. Without forcing a composed piece.
Let it be wild. Unruly. Primitive.