What patterns or signs are quietly popping up in your everyday life? Do you keep seeing or hearing the same things but haven’t yet connected the significance? Perhaps it’s just coincidence or perhaps it’s a silent message that only you can interpret. Making art helps you to pay closer attention to your surroundings, mining it for inspiration and help discover hidden treasures that might spark an idea.
Jim Carrey in the mini documentary I Needed Color says “Something inside you is always telling a story. I believe every single thing you see and hear is talking to you.” What is your world telling you? What tiny whispers are repeatedly catching your attention? Making art reveals these whispers or patterns in a physical way and allows us to reflect on our world more viscerally. This ultimately creates more meaning for our daily lives as we reflect on what we find interesting and perhaps even meaningful.
Carrey sums it up with “I love being alive and the art is the evidence of that.”