Wednesday, May 27, 2009

process driven vs. result driven

One can look at art as one can look at other processes in life and biz such as sales etc. It took me a long time to see that an artist is most effective if he or she is "process driven" as opposed to result driven (i.e if you sell your work etc.) you cannot control the outcome of a painting after it is done (by this I mean whether it sells or not or what happens after it "dries") you can only control the process of the picture. Make the most of the process---the journey through the piece and let the result be what it may. The point of meditation is the moment, the journey, not the arrival. The same is true for a work of art and the same is true for life.

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Alice in Winter Watercolor

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