Art is a means through which people express their thoughts and feelings. It lives within each one of us and manifests through all of us in an infinite number of ways.
"Life is God’s gift to us, what we do with it is our gift to Him" –Neale Donald Walsch
Some exhibit it through cooking mouth watering meals, baking delicious cakes, painting - using a multitude of different mediums, photography, gardening, dance – from ballet to ballroom, from tap to hip hop, poetry, sculpturing, woodwork, beadwork, metalwork, flower arranging, music - composing songs or symphonies, writing lyrics, theatre, pantomime – writing plays or performing in them, making movies, writing fiction...and more.....
"All you need is deep within you waiting to unfold and reveal itself. Feel the energy moving through your body, flowing like a river that cannot be restrained from expressing its artistry." Anonymous
We are all born with innate creativity but many do not
recognise they have it or how to express it. For whatever reason their artistic ability may remain
dormant until some incident or accident awakens it.
I believe it comes from the spirit of the god-force within us and reflects our individual interpretative view of the world – our attitudes and insights.
It is a tool with which we can express clear or confusing concepts, all manner of topics, every intention, any event or emotion imaginable.
“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” – Berthold Auerbach
The right brain at work–pronounces our interests and passion. It takes us into a timeless space – the present – where the ticking of the clock is forgotten as we lose ourselves in the powerful pull of creative energy.
“The most beautiful thing we experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” – Albert Einstein
It is therapeutic in that it allows us to release our deepest selves, explore what matters to us and to work through issues in our lives finding clarity, comfort, solutions, joy and peace.
It lets us explore our humanity on every level and connect with our fellowman in the manifestation of it, to communicate in a way that cannot openly be done through discussion.
There are individuals, who through the course of history, the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Albert Einstein, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Luciano Pavarotti, Rudolph Nureyev and others who have been recognised by the world at large as having been creative geniuses.
“I dream my paintings and then I paint my dreams.” – Vincent Van Gogh
Many people have an extraordinary ability to search the depths of their understanding and to channel their innermost feelings and responses capturing them in art forms of their choice.
They are widely acknowledged to have special talents. They are guiding lights that enable us to see the greatness of what we are capable of. They inspire and uplift us.
"The five senses are ministers of the soul." Leonardo Da Vinci
Most of us will never become famous but that should never prevent us from articulating our own inner voice through whatever medium we desire to express ourselves.
This is because, piece by piece down through the corridors of time and space, we each have a place and a part to play, and perhaps to leave a lasting legacy.
One of the great paradoxes is we are all made of the same stuff and yet we are each uniquely different. By our very existence every individual is called to contribute in some unique way to this fascinating tapestry called life.
The richness and diversity of artistic contribution illumines all aspects of human endeavour and its unquestionable value is recorded through the ages in the annals of human history.
Love this website -Skinny Artist! And particularly this page of words and images.
So pay attention to Poetry.
Pay attention to Music.
Pay attention to Paintings and Sculptures,
and Photo Exhibits and Ballets and Plays.
Your world is shouting out to you,
intrinsically glorious about itself.
Love ART, the way ART loves LIFE.
Neale Donald Walsch