page view: Syllabus BY Lynda Barry
So one of the things about art is, it offers a safe place for you to have quite extreme and rather dangerous feelings. And the reason you can do that is because you know you can switch it off. So art has a kind of role there as a simulator. -Brian Eno
My monthly collections of collage and notations are my art; my safe place for random thoughts, daring feelings and other discombobulations.
And I invite you to explore your own safe place, Braveheart. Continue reading
Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor by Lynda Barry
Each time you begin an art experience, make some time to quiet yourself and connect to your breath, heartbeat, and body. -Christine Valters Paintner, The Artist’s Rule
… and take notes as you listen and process the ideas and projects you are about to begin. ★ Continue reading
[The artist] must retain the vision which includes angels and dragons and unicorns … -Madeleine L’Engle, Walking in Water
What are you seeking? What visions are you consciously retaining? Are you willing to change your vantage point in order to have a better view — to transition into something more, to facilitate your Becoming — to believe anew?
When creativity strikes, go ahead and follow it without fear of failing or looking silly. Practice saying yes to creativity and you’ll find yourself being more inspired. It’s okay to try something and decide it doesn’t work. It’s okay to put your best effort into something that no one will ever see. Remember, creativity can be just for you, so don’t be afraid to foster your creativity through a project that no one else knows about. -Samantha Mabe
[rest] sketched January 27, 2014
★ [how I am making an aspect of my creative practice about me] … Continue reading
April planning pages in-progress; this page is for adding paint to smaller elements before collage + random lines of notes and quotations; the eye sticker is from my visit to Trader Joe’s on Monday.
There are voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Necessity required the past two days to be bed-rest and solitude. Thus a “test” of my intention to listen and to value creativity over productivity — but also providing valuable notes for my current experiment.