The musings of a landscape painter, art teacher, and art history lover
It never fails, I will go for awhile without being in my studio, without painting. You know, life gets busy. We all have commitments and responsibilities. Then, I will finally sit down and mix some paints, set up my easel and get to work. Almost immediately, the stress in my shoulders relaxes, and I begin to feel more connected. My paintings themselves are meditations that reflect my inner world as well as the archetypes of humanity. Carl Jung is quoted as saying, "From the living fountain of instinct flows everything that is creative; hence the unconscious is not merely conditioned by history, but is the very source of the creative impulse." Jung saw art as a force of good for society, working towards educating us on the spirituality of our time. He understood how important it is to meditate, plumbing the depths of your spirit. And the need for spiritual rejuvenation is as important today as ever.
I know that you will enjoy this great article on how making art is the new meditation and I hope that you will find some time to make your own artwork soon.
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Author: Bruce Black
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