Thursday, October 18, 2007

Reinvent-tage Retreat Day 18

Today's Intention...experiment by failure...try stuff...

"It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done." -Samuel Smiles, author of "Self Help" 1880

"an artist is born..." 2007 - Graphite drawing, color photos, PhotoShop on paper

repeated artwork 'cause blogger is froggy tonight...

Are you struggling with the idea of 'how do I grow as an artist?' Reading, researching and looking at art blogs helps, but you have to go and try stuff...and then try more stuff...and keep on trying more stuff until you don't want to make stuff anymore...

Cre8Tiva On Experimenting...

Well, if you haven't guessed by now, this month is all about experimentation...experimentation means trying stuff...a hundred or a thousand times...trying every combination under the sun...just because because nobody else has tried it before...until...


See post here for your invitation to join the Reinvent-tage Retreat...and to see how the process works...

11 comments:

The Decorated House said...

I've enjoyed seeing your "experiments" each time I get by here. There is nothing quite like just experiencing art!

BTW...you have to go visit Renninger's if you have never been. It is in Mt. Dora. Have you been there? Just look on mapquest, it's not that far from you for a road trip one day. The Antique Market is only open Sat & Sun, except during Extravaganza, coming up soon in November, then they open on Friday as well.
Donna

Suzanne said...

Hi Rebecca~ thanks for visiting my blog, and I'm glad I followed you to yours! I think I need to stay and read a bit, :)!

She Who Flies said...

I am all for experimenting... ultimately, this is how one uncovers one's true creative voice. "an artist is born" is beautiful and speaks to me of sweet emergence.

Pam Aries said...

I need to experiment more! Try NEW ways of creatng...I find myself doing the same things over and over ..which can get boring!

rochambeau said...

It is so true how all accomplishments are born of a series of failures. Thank you for the reminder!
Also, feedback given in good faith, can bring a creation to a new level!

Nunnie's Attic said...

I was just telling someone, better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all. Life is about risks. Those we take and those we don't. Experiment away baby! Only then will your truly be creative!!

Love,
Julie

Ally said...

Yep, failure is a fine teacher. I seem to be re-learning that truth on a daily basis of late. Onward I grow.

qualcosa di bello said...

i just love this journey with you! everyday i read your posts & think..."Yes!!!! that's it!!!!" & then i proceed to wander out of my box & into something of a beautiful adventure...thank you!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Well, that experiment sure paid off, just lovely!!!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Thanks for the daily inspiration :)
I'm gonna soon try and do something to old bottles (as I have seen others do...)

Redneck Nerdboy! said...

"It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures."

So true. Something else I've learned through experience: "Women make no mistakes. They simply succeed!"

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