Exposing Your Artistic Blessings
By Charles Hopkins
Published 05/18/2006 | Arts and Culture
Finding you're artistic ability
The general consensus of most non-artistic people seems to be the misconception that no more than a chosen few are skilled enough to carry out creating a steady income producing their own artistic pieces. This is not true at all. The reality is our imagination is remarkably similar to a muscle that needs to be flexed often to consistently put out guaranteed results. If you do not practice developing these artistic blessings, you're ability disappears into non-existence. It has been determined that the trick is to keep working at honing and perfecting your skills. After some success and some failures, the necessity of maintaining the constant pursuit of expressing your artistic ability seems to become a part of your being. It will soon come to you as if it were a god given talent instead of a hard earned and tedious self made achievement.
So how do you pursue your artistic ability?
Those artist's who are very dedicated will always have an assortment of ideas and a gift for finding the needed supplies and subjects particular to their medium. First thing is to become familiar with your medium. The saying that you should take in as much knowledge and information as you can find is a very profound truth. Read and study everything that applies to your artistic medium, good or bad. Keep your mind open to the thousands of available possibilities of leaving your mark for all humanity to gaze on, as you become, I hope, more motivated with each project to explore your own inner artistic callings onward to the next level.
The more you realize and understand your artistic side, the more you will want to know. The output of your ability will show and will grow with each project. Your ability to create will be enhanced as your artistic skills are exercised. Prepare yourself to be amazed at the subtle little changes that add a bit of excitement into each of your art projects with consistent practice. You will fill a void in your soul as you develop the needed sense of confidence that is hidden as you explore your artistic blessings.
Yes, it is a labor of love.
Focus on your artistic ability and try to empower your ideas and activities everyday. Your design layout and planning is a very important artistic phase of developing your finished project. Do not let anything distract you in your initial layout procedure. Although you will find some distractions may become a hidden or unforeseen benefit to your artistic wiles. For most artists who are just starting out, what seems a distraction may very well add a little bit of help to get the creative juices flowing. It is helpful and encouraging to always have a positive reinforcement. It is always great to know that what you are doing is getting you somewhere and is appreciated. So never give up, just take a breather when you get a brain cramp, clear your thoughts and resume later with a fresh outlook.
Choose to practice drawing, sculpting, or any you choose, out of hundreds or more art forms for a while each day. Bring out your new digital camera and start collecting photos that you like. Keep a scrapbook or a folder with all kinds of different art forms and ideas and make a point to keep adding to it. With enough exposure's you may realize that a mixture of several ideas may be just the masterpiece you have been looking for.
Another great idea that is used by many is to write a description of a potential artwork using your senses to distort the perspective and size of simple shapes and artistic elements of existing artworks. Before you know it, you will have built yourself a great portfolio stuffed full of fresh ideas. You will be amazed by using these simple suggestions at the creativity that will come to you. After you have assembled all these examples of art in your folder and tweaked a few ideas together to become one it will be time to get busy. Who knows, you actually might be able to take the ideas from the folder you have created and begin your path to success in the very lucrative art world.
Soon developing these ideas will become a part of you. You will develop your own style and become unique using your own artistic blessings and ideas that you have laid claim to. You will find great satisfaction and inner peace using your very own artistic blessings and your God given ability.
Think within dimension, or not.
Sometimes, limitations are actually a good thing, depending on your artistic medium. Limitations challenge you to work within your means and enable you to conserve your resources. Artistic freedom is desirable, but limitations require you to enforce you're chosen discipline.
Try doing something a little different every day and let your artistic experiences enhance your perspective. As you gain a sense of expertise open yourself up by concentrating on new methods within your medium which tends to expand your comfort zone more and more each time. As your sense of confidence grows, your expertise grows, as does your respect for others who design and produce art. Your appreciation of your own ability will benefit you as you witness the expressions other artist use in their techniques. You will get a glimpse of another artist's view and discover how they use their own artistic blessings. This is a very helpful learning tool.
When was the last time you created a one of a kind art object for the first time? If you never have, you are really going to feel wonderful when you stand back and see your completed project that is an extension of your own artistic blessings and physical ability. You will be expressing yourself with your own talent that others who have never tried will envy and desire.
We have all been blessed with an ability to create art, but most people have missed the experience. An experience that could of added to their emotional well being, their way to mental and physical expression, and the fulfillment of their true spirit. Not only will you learn a lot about yourself, but you will also build a very strong sense of self confidence. As you progress in the development of your hidden artistic blessings, show your completed works to all who will look. There is a sense of great satisfaction when a person asks how you achieved what you did and you in turn get to explain the motivational and spiritual drive that you experienced while you were completing your project.
Hopefully this writing has motivated you to start working toward a significant and exhilarating new artistic challenge. Finally, to conquer that hidden talent you thought was out of reach is like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. By following these few simple steps, sooner or later you will be experiencing a life full of self gratification and an incomparable feeling of great self achievement.
Developing your artistic confidence will bring about a new purpose and desire to live your life on your own terms. Everyone who witnesses your gifts to humanity will benefit by your encompassing their souls with the truth of your sincere attempt to share your artistic blessings