✨ Connecting your Creativity✨

✨ Connecting your Creativity✨


Graffiti Inspiration

Being present in the moment is perhaps one of the biggest challenges of modern-day society. We have grown to value overanalyzing the past and anticipating the future, so much so that we’re unable to take a moment, stop what we’re doing, and simply breathe.

Often when we are working on art, in the process of creation, we’re doing what we love most, yet we can get stuck inside our heads, unable to think beyond the looming commitments, tasks, and life responsibilities.

We can get hung up on a comment we received, a piece of information that’s been shared, a thought from the past, a worry about the future, … We’re hung up on the proper colors of paint, the proper size of a canvas, the proper lighting in the studio, …

Sometimes our inner critic’s roaring jabs are impossible to muffle and what follows is a crushing feeling of not being present, for allowing ourselves to be distracted. For not tuning into the present moment and connecting to your creativity on a much deeper level.

You have to let go of your fears, worries, and anxieties because they stand in the way of your creative flow. They prevent you from listening to your intuition and connecting with your inner wisdom. There is no powerful time than the present. Learn to be mindful of your sensations just as much as you are conscious of your thoughts.

I find myself often running to the next thing on my list. This is especially true when I have a looming deadline. However, if I find myself frantically losing my Sh*t, I go for walks. My walk took me past lots of graffiti yesterday and boy did I not only find inspiration but I was joyfully present in the moment.

What actions do you take to be in the present moment?

Elevate

Elevate

This painting was recently finished titled “Elevate”. When I paint I often don’t think about the orientation of the painting until there is a conclusion. There are times when I change the way I want them to be shown several times before an exhibition. “Elevate” is one of those paintings.

Which orientation do you like best?

Elevate 20” x 20”, Acrylic on Canvas, Email shiloratner@gmail.com for details

#formalism#createlove#art #geometric

Artist Inner Critic

Artist Inner Critic

I was working with someone last week and they were talking about the dreaded inner critic. I gave them some action steps to help them and they found them helpful. So, I decided to make a video. In hindsight, I should have filmed before 6 hours of studio work. Lesson Learned!