No hovel is safe from it, no prince may depend upon it,
the vastest intelligence cannot bring it about.
– James McNeill Whistler
Art is a verb and I believe arting ought to be included in the dictionary.
I am often arting.
That’s some fabulous arting.
A focus on arting also indicates that the process, the doing, the journey,
is much more important
than the end result.
For some it means arting is enough and sales are irrelevant.
For others it might mean making cash out of art is great but will never ‘sell out’
by creating just for the audience.
Sharing the process, techniques, ‘mistakes’, and WIPs (works in process,)
are the best initiators of dialogue,
rather than simply showcasing the finished product.
Source – ‘ink and chai’ blog. [Update – this beautiful blog has now morphed into something else, so I have deleted the link.]
Art is a verb. And in my experience, so is the artist.
In fact, the self – in all its guises – is probably the busiest verb in the business.
Have you noticed?
The noun of self becomes a verb.
This flashpoint of creation in the present moment
is where work and play merge.
– Stephen Nachmanovitch in Free Play
Image sourced from Pinterest; artist unknown.