I have been working on my Artist’s Statement and now, on my Artistic Vision project with the Artistic Mother group for what feels like an eternity.
I am going to do something risky here:
I am going to share my artistic statement (which includes a bit of vision, but not much) here, in rough draft form, just to get it out there.
I am also working on my Artistic Vision project and it is very different than what Shona Cole created in the book because… well, I felt compelled to take something I had started and re-work it.
I am going to attach some goal lists to the bottom of what will be my Vision Statement Box… and here is a corner of it – can you guess what it is? What has paint on it and is tucked inside a wooden square?
Here is my statement for now… and thank you for being out there, moving right along. Knowing you are out there, moving right along, gives me oomph when I don’t think I have any oomph.
I am an artist who believes in creativity from and alongside and because of Divinity.
I am an artist whose primary and most potent art form is seen in the faces and spirit of my children, themselves, without them doing anything - just their creation. Not even living and breathing because Marlena never lived or breathed outside my womb and yet, she is a part of the equation.
I am an artist whose anchor art is words, who loves to move words, mold words, sculpt words, take a laser beam into the word flow to discover new worlds, light a match, shine a flashlight, see words and see with words.
Really, really see.
I am an artist who tries new things, consistently. I wear thigh high boots and wade into the water, sometimes losing my footing and falling into the water, covering my face with water silt, rust and coming up laughing sometimes and crying sometimes.
Neither is better than the other, they both simply are coming up out of the water.
I am an artist who allows myself to feel all of it, the stuff I label "unpleasant" sometimes turns out to be the most pleasant of all.
I am an artist who loves.
I am an
I am an artist
I am an artist who
I am an artist who loves
I am an artist who loves well
I am an artist who loves well and thrives in connection with others yet also needs, craves, devours solitude.
I am an artist on the edge of my blossoming.
I am an artist who takes rules and crushes them.
I am an artist who ignores rule books and norms and flaunts that fact.
I am an artist who surprises people because I certainly don't look like a "bad-ass" or a "super-heroine" and I sorta like taking them by surprise this way.
I am an artist who loves surprising people.
I am an artist who thrives on pushing the edge, making it spread wide open for me.
Come on, just like that SURPRISE ME! I tell it. SURPRISE! ME!
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