This is a quick demonstration of “automatic drawing/painting” as part of December/January’s “Kill Your Eraser!” theme.

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” – John W. Gardner

“Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art doesn’t really have judgement in it’s purest form. So just go, just go.” – K.D. Lang

“If you’re not trying to be real, you don’t have to get it right. That’s art.” – Andy Warhol

“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” – Claude Debuss

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Kill Your Eraser: Automatic Drawing

Improvised Chaos

7.9.16 Live Two Heads Stream <–There is the link in case you missed it. It’s strange for me, especially as a multimedia artist, to always use technology in what I do creatively (but also knowing how that technology can aid in collaborative process, except I was streaming without a collaborator. What I teach people how to do is to flow.

This was my first official stream and it was difficult to speak as much as I would have liked to because the mic kept picking up on my kids. I hope…plan to write more in this blog. Whenever I write, it always begins in my journal on REAL paper (imagine that!) and most of the time I forget to even type it out later. Earlier today I found a brief time to write in my journal, so here it is:

7.9.2016

Day of 1st live SHLM ‘artcast.’ Not sure how fluid it will be yet, or exactly what I’ll talk about. Right now its all just a craze of ‘airy derring-do’ I know that this will work in a constant motion, always re-inventing itself. Whatever form the project takes, I know it will be a powerful actuation for everyone involved. Maybe I’m a bit outlandish, but this sort of improvised chaos will be the stuff that this magical landscape is made of.

How Guidelines & Correctness Hinder the Creative Process

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  • Finding inspiration and happiness within isn’t something with correct answers, set rules or reproducible steps.
  • There is no cookie cutter concept or approach. Come as you are, without expectations or assumptions, and allow yourself to be curious, silly, vulnerable.
  • The purpose is not the physical result, the process is the purpose. Where the purpose is art, the process is purpose. Process must allow for play and experimentation.
  • As a collaborator and artist, my presence serves as a constant actuation for spontaneous thought, inciting and challenging new perspectives, and creative companionship. This whimsy craze of ‘airy derring-do’ allows for individual discovery, insight into what works for them and better ability to expand upon their artistic process in their own time.
  • Remember that you are setting the atmosphere without setting limits.
  • Often we need to get out of our own heads in order to truly get into our heads, access a vivid inner dialogue, and become better aware of the process.
  • Through collaborative interactions we can literally gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, growing as artists both collectively and individually.