maanantai 12. lokakuuta 2015

Finding your own way from the middle of taught skills


Painting, starting again

One way to start painting after a pause is to figure out what would be the natural number of painting attempts in a day or week, taking into account how interested you are in painting, how activa life you live, what is your rythm of doing etc. Then take into account that you have not painted for a long time, so what then would be the naturl number nowadays? Just paint so many attempts in a day or week, regardless of do you succeed or not. Painting is also a question of atmospheres, of social influences, of one's life in general, so all days are not alike. Sometimes you have talked with an aquiantage who is not good at painting, or who is tsuck, so you kind of have to start at a lower levelof skill those days and teach your own skills to yourself agaian. Maybe you could that way develop in having such message in your paintings too, or to a job as an arts teacher. It helps to be opportunistic and to paint the way that goes well nowadays and other kinds of painting attempts just an addition to that. If starting is still difficult, start with something small like coours, or tiny stick figures, or tiny coloured paintings, or drawing like children, maybe making a mosaic. Try to get an ongoing sarts hobby to which your dreams give extra quality, extra energy, extra insight, extra skills and goals to develop toward.

Maybe arts dreams are conceived like feelings, not detailedly like landscapes to paint. So dreaming isn't the right starting poiunt for beginning to pait. Instead watching and living is.

keskiviikko 22. lokakuuta 2014

Getting stuck

Many artists tend to get stuck. Here are some reasons why: When artists pictures something in her mind it is like planning such things, which is quiet and not doing much anything. Action on the contrary has it's own goals, areas of living vividly in the moment, it's own scale of what is good quality and what not.
* Admiring one's own work in order to build something magnifient, leads toward the ways of those moments when you were so much lower than your usual level that you could not achieve anything that high. At your best miments your usual level is something ordunary, not worth much mentioning, so well you reach much higher.
* Getting attached to your own successes, to the art pieces that you have made, teaches you nothing. Instead you should attach yourself more to the works of otgers since they make you rise higher.
* An artist is at her best on special moments of vivid touch with life, sensituvity, insight and emotional wisdom. So trying to park yourself to yoyr best miments tuires you and you lose that high quality since you cannit this way have it all the time.
* Artistic skill is like any other learned theory perspective in that ut is rigid, flat, without insight and makes life cumbersome. Artistic skill needs to be learned anew instead of hanging to it all the time.
* Always doing the same makes one's life narrow and without much things of interest. So one cannot reach one's best without full practical life.
 * Always doing complex things like arts makes one slower as all aquiantages pause their actions to think. The company of stupid and children makes basic things and action stay in the focus.
* Arts are something to do in one's own roads. Yet one longs for like-minded company, teachers, forefigures and talk about arts. So one often attaches ineself to not-so-enthusiastic like-minded people for whom arts oneself once a week would be much.
* Arts need a message, so one easily keeps in one's mind company to the recipients, and so one gets slow like modt who keep company to someone who is not present. Travelling with insight needs individuality very much.

lauantai 13. lokakuuta 2012

Learning from others

Often when you go to some course or have an idol, you learn something of some worth but at the same time you lose touch with your own way of doing. So in order to gain both, build first in your mind pictures of your own secret personal ideal and do something on your own guided by your own feelings and impressions. Once you have two separate bases to start from: the course and your own endeavours, you can after the course do something along the same lines as you learned on the course but somewhat more on your own ways, and then after some time, so that the course is no longer dominating in your mind remember your own ideals about art, the feelings that make you tick, and once again do things on your own, guided by your own ideals, now somewhat more skilled and maybe valued.

Regaining touch with artistic talent

You need enough motivation. That makes you interested in achieving something, even little, artistic endeavour. Interest makes you acutely sensitive to all kinds of shades and major features that are essential to the art. Without such good tuned attention you will do at most mediocre things, but with the keen attention and interest in the subject you will achieve much further than with just your skills.
If you have lost such interest, you should take a "holiday" and do other things that interest you more, do them wholeheartedly. That brings intensity to your life and actions. Maybe arts will have much less time in your life, but you will do better in quality.
Like a lack of interest, a too scheduled, for examply habitual or almost "official", attitude to practising arts can make you unadaptive and so kind of out of touch. You need to regain the possibility to tune yourself to each endeavour, to each interesting subject and goal in life. That is achieved by letting your interests each fraction of a second determine whether you will concentrate to arts right them or to something else. If you feel like dozing, that is not the same as being in the right mode for arts. You need some part of you to be alive and in touch with the interest in the things that are most meaningful to you in arts. For example if you do varied kinds of things that happen to interest you and that bring variation and content to your life, you can then by the side collect impressions, ideas, feelings etc. that can be your guide to what it is that interests you in arts, what are the things that you want to develop in. Let your feelings guide you further in skill and quality.

Learning talents

See my Finnish language blogs
http://nopeaoppisuus.blogspot.fi
and
http://taiteelliseksi.blogspot.fi/

The former is good for learning also other talents and skills, if you would prefer some other profession but just do not have the talent and skills for it. Please try it!

I guess that your borwser has a TRANSLATOR from Finnish to English.