Weekly Report 22
An artist is always meant to be thinking about art; their lives should revolve around it. This seemingly obvious statement seems redundant. Nevertheless it is difficult to follow through with it. There are plenty of other things in my life that get in the way of my art; finding ways to work around these things is really the only way to keep my focus. This task, though, of working around distractions, is subconscious.
I did notice when it started, but recently I have grown aware of the way in which I see the world. Let me explain. It had been raining for a few days before I realized what I was looking at. It was a puddle, of course. However, it was not just a puddle. It was a reflection; it was a portal, a gateway to another, blurrier world. The reflection that followed the building or post the puddle stood beside seemed impeccable. Like a mirror, it showed the lines of that building or post when down to the puddle and continued inside it; the post seemed to double in size. It was not perfect though. Some details were overlooked, and the reflection was fuzzy. It moved like a Van Gogh painting; that style I crave to imitate. This reflection, this painting stood apart from everything else. It was a portal to another world.
I believe this is what I should be doing. Seeing the world in this way allows me to think constantly of art. It makes the mundane pop! Moreover, I feel more creative and interested in painting the world around me. It made me think, maybe my painting are like this puddle, a reflection or portal to another world, that slightly differs from ours.