During a visit to an art gallery, I saw an exquisite painting of fishes with their eyes appearing to pop off of the canvas. I walked over to the painting expecting to see a raised spot where the eyes were but did not see anything. The artist had painted it quite skillfully.
The gallery employee said to me that the artist is a scuba diver and loves using the sea and its animals as the source of inspiration. She further went on to say that you paint what you know and/or what you want to communicate.
I’d never heard art expressed that way.
Well, of course, it makes sense to paint what you know and love. When we love something or someone, we see them through different eyes. And when we paint through those eyes, we enable observers to temporarily see through them as well.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.