Thursday, June 25, 2009
Content or Content
That being said, the word heart came up often in Lesson 2 and oddly enough, I did use a torn heart in my collage. This means a lot of different things to me. Julia Cameron, writer of The Artist's Way and numerous other books, wrote: "Making a piece of art may feel like telling a family secret." I would develop that even further and say that making a piece of art is revealing secrets both to the artist and to the observer...And that is more than a little scary!
Shelley Krammer, author of the e-line course I am following, compares our unconscious mind to the basement of our homes. Coincedently, my husband and I are currently finishing our basement so that it no longer is the place where you store things you don't want to look at. And here I am, trying to bring forth my unconscious creative being so that I can see what gifts and strengths lie hidden beneath the surface. Life is so full of similar parallels...It truly amazes me!