Arthur Ashe would approve. There is a LOT to be said for making something manageable. Taking your creative life one bite at a time. One small card, two knitted socks, three pretty stones, four loose lettuce salads, five daisies in a bunch.
Am I an artist? No. Do I try to create everyday art every day? Yes. Art is in the eye of the beholder. Be the holder of your own art.
From today’s Huffington Post:
Artist Brittany Powell interpreted “sandwich art” literally; she replicated famous artists’ styles by using a slice of bread and some common sandwich ingredients. Powell and former classmate Tae Kitakata started Low-Commitment Projects at the beginning of 2012 — each Monday they publish a new post on their blog. Here’s how they describe their low-commitment venture:
“Low-Commitment Projects provides us a chance to share concepts and schemes without a huge outlay of time, energy, or money. These ventures are like the materialization of mental sketches; there’s minimal risk because they’re quick.”
Words to the wise from one who is in the choir. Fear not the looming to-do list. Venture out!