Envisioning Ourselves: Draw this First
I’ve been working on an online portfolio. I find that whenever I’m slogging through something, I have a soundtrack of things I say to myself to pull me through.
It runs currently like this.
There’s nothing like reworking your portfolio and resume to make you take a close look.
Before you pick up a pen or a brush, or sit down to your machine, there’s a whole other art piece you need to create. You make whatever it is you make. You give it life and breath and spirit and hope in that creation. But along with that, you’re creating yourself.
Our vision is what we choose to see.
Our decisions make us what we choose to be.
Our limits define our strengths. We do what we do often because it is a work around for what we can’t do.
Our courage continues in a process that isn’t linear or rational or always along with the flow. Art is not for wimps. Of course it isn’t measured in how you feel. It’s measured in what you do.
All of those things make us who we are as artists. And who we are as people.
Vision is that person viewpoint which is wholly our own. It doesn’t matter if we see the world in dead bones, or trees, or flowers or space ship parts. We see what we see. Our vision may be the most powerful gift we have as artists.
As I’ve been reworking my online portfolio, I’m finding that everything I’m saying here is simply what I need to hear. I’m whispering to myself in the dark. But that’s an art too.
Please come see my new portfolio at ellenanneeddy.wordpress.com and let me know what you think.
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