Some of the expressions on the faces I make look sad. I don't purposely try to make a sad face, I go with whatever may come through.
When I make art from my imagination I let what ever wants to appear, show up.
I never really thought about the emotions coming from the images I'm painting. Until recently, when my husband commented that my faces look tense, nervous or sad.
Now I'm wondering, is this my inner essence?
For me, the whole process of making art is an outpouring of my inner essence. My emotions and hidden secrets are at risk of surfacing. Denials can come pouring through the paint.
I blog my journey through this world in whatever emotional mood it may reflect. It brings me closer to my viewers and we can connect on a more spiritual level. I do the same with painting.
|Simon in blues.|
The puzzling piece is that my experience while painting is never grief. I do not paint while crying or feeling great pain. Maybe grief is creeping through my psyche and I'm not aware of it.
My art therapy is just simply the process of making art. It is joyful. If some sadness comes up and reveals itself, so be it.
I am in love when I am painting. Maybe the love is what makes the grief inside me feel comfortable to come out. Being safe in the presence of love.
I want to draw or paint things that evoke emotions from deep inside my being, where the mystery of all humanity lives. This is the only place that connects us all through space, time, life and death.
What do you think about grief in art?
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