Curiosity - A Gift in Bleak Moments that Can't Be Rushed


One of the many things I enjoy about creating art is the necessity to embrace curiosity while doing so. Whether creating an abstract work by way of stream of consciousness, grinding through an ultra-realistic rendering or anything in between, the artist must remain curious and this, among other aspects of art, simply take time.


"It is the curious and unhurried eye that brings color back to life." -Brendon Burchard

Curiosity will help the artist solve problems, explore how to evoke emotion, imagine how multiple approaches to different elements of a painting will impact the viewer and perhaps paramount importance decide what to omit from a work of art.


Notably, if curiosity is rushed, opportunities for impact will be missed, energy and time will be wasted and the artist will not meet their potential. This is frequently difficult to remember. We often surrender curiosity to goals, commitments, our ego and many other competing interests that drive us to rush or abandon curiosity to some preset destination.


One hope I have for this time is that we may all be able to take the time to nourish curiosity. Perhaps during some of our bleaker moments in the days to come, one important tool we can rely upon to bring some joy and color into our lives is a curious and unhurried eye.


One hope I have for this time is that we may all be able to take the time to nourish curiosity. Perhaps during some of our bleaker moments in the days to come, one important tool we can rely upon to bring some joy and color into our lives is a curious and unhurried eye.


Thanks for reading and viewing my art.


Be well, Tom






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