Time is the raw material of creation. Wipe away the magic and myth of creating and all that remains is work: the work of becoming expert through study and practice, the work of finding solutions to problems and problems with those solutions, the work of trial and error, the work of thinking and perfecting, the work of creating. Creating consumes. It is all day, every day. It knows neither weekends nor vacations. It is not when we feel like it. It is habit, compulsion, obsession, vocation. The common thread that links creators is how they spend their time. No matter what you read, no matter what they claim, nearly all creators spend nearly all their time on the work of creation. There are few overnight successes and many up-all-night successes. - Kevin Ashton, "How to Fly a Horse"
Time... the problem is that we think we have enough of it. There is never enough time. EVER. I was so happy to find this set of excerpts from the book "How to Fly a Horse : The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery" by Kevin Ashton... which will be one of my next Kindle purchases... One such part of what I read was:
Keep reading below for my discussion about this ARTicle.... (click here to read the original "article")
It's happening around us whether you notice it or not.... our space is shrinking. This can be terrifying to artists and gallery owners alike. Small art seems to be where the trends are falling these days. Maybe because people like to support more artists, or because they want to display them in a gallery style fashion (as seen below) which seems popular in contemporary design, either way it's obvious that downsizing your art can be a smart thing to do in the current art markets.
Read below for my response to this article: "Downsizing your art: It may pay to create small."
I am a creator, compelled to make things with my hands to add beauty to the world around me.
My name is Whitney Rolfe and I am the creator behind DarcRainbow Creations, an active art entity in the Southern Oregon community, with international appeal.