Artistic Process

Well there are many elements to the creation of a work of art as I’m sure you well know. Today what I want to focus on in that artistic process is something that doesn’t get talked about really all that much, and that is the internal journey.

For me at the moment the internal journey is taking centre stage.  The brush is nowhere near the canvas, however the pencil is upon the paper. To aid me in the unfolding of this artistic process I have recently bought Jean Houston’s course ‘Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose’. Well it is pure gold.  She has many exercises both physical and mental to help you develop your senses and abilities to a higher level.  She gets you to work with your mind and internal senses in order to strengthen and develop your outer senses and abilities.  These techniques have been used by musicians, athletes, famous politicians and many others.

artistic process Jean Houston and Oprah

Jean Houston and Oprah

Here is a link to a free online course The 3 keys to discovering and living your life’s purpose, if you are interested. Even to increase just your skill levels in any chosen area, this is a learning opportunity that gives great insight into how you can progress rapidly.

For those of you who have been plying your craft for upward of five years now, how much thought have you put into the following questions. And even if you are a newbie here are some thoughts for a bit later on….

1. Is there a deeper purpose to my art?

2. Am I just content with making pretty pictures?

3. Why am I an Artist?

4. What intrinsic value does my art have?

Can you answer these questions? If you can’t I suggest you take a look at Jean Houston’s material.  I want you to know that I am not receiving any commission etc for promoting Jean’s work I just know it’s helping me and I am sure it can help you too!

Next Week’s Post: Some art works have made it back into the studio!


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