Abstract art is my favorite kind of expression. It can be photography, paint, drawing…, I like to make them and to admire the work of others.
I’ve been making art pages, cards for many years and for almost a decade I’ve been posting them on Instagram. I’ve a beautiful community in there, we inspire and cheer each other up. I’ve joined many art challenges, it is a great way to connect with like-minded people, learn new techniques and share my work. The 100 day project is going on now, I’ve joined it for many years, and it’s fun to work for 100 days on an artsy project. I’ve chosen abstract art cards for this year.
I was posting every day or at the weekend my cards. Around the 50th card, I received a nasty comment “You shouldn’t call it art, gluing images or dumping painting on a piece of paper isn’t art!” I got really upset and stopped posting them, I still keep up making them, here you see the 51st to 75th cards. My cards are one way to express my feelings, a card can take a few minutes to make, others hours or weeks. It’s not easy to transfer our feelings to a piece of paper.
I looked up the definition of art and Merriam-Webster.com says:
“something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings.“
I think that my tiny little cards can be included as ‘art’. What do you think?
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
Stop, breathe, listen. Being in the moment and paying attention to the details. Walking by the river yesterday, I stopped and looked down, yes, I saw the fish swimming upstream, many of them, busy to reach something, someplace.