One of my favorite avenues for art making involves making art like a toddler. They are the royal court jesters of non-representational expression. Splotch here, dash there, anything is a potential material with which to work, feeling and not overthinking.
Let’s get playful with some tips toward expanding abstraction with your artistry:
- JUST BE: Emphasize making something rather than defining what you are making; hold a chosen tool and begin again – explorative rather than destination based.
- ABSENCE OF MIND: Quiet the volume on thinking through steps; allow the tools before you to lead your expression.
- IMAGINE IT SO: Consider that if your tools may create it, it is so; care not what it resembles, care for its originality in this moment.
GO INWARD THEN ONWARD, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANOTHER YOU OR MOMENT LIKE THIS TO SHOW BACK UP TO ART MAKING…