Art And Writing Thoughts

Oh how I wish I could paint! It’s such a lovely, snowy day, just perfect for cuddling up inside with a blanket and a cup of tea or hot chocolate. I could sit for hours, just allowing my mind to drift. How different would it be if only I could paint the images in my mind onto a blank canvas and into the world we call our reality.

I suppose that’s why I write. It isn’t always smooth, or beautiful, but it’s just one way to get these things that I see and feel out into the world; out beyond just myself, allowing them the ability to speak to others.

I’m thankful for this day, for this ability. I’m thankful for photography too. Art has a pure and simple way of speaking, something that cannot merely be captured in words, but has to be seen and felt. I only wish that I could capture those moments in my mind, and translate them to paper.

I’ve reached a bit of a writing block as of late. I’m not really sure what I’m doing or trying to say. I write myself in circles and never seem to get any further along. I plan to remedy that, but I also want to have the patience to give the story the time it needs to become complete, not merely strung together.

So for now I wait in the silence, enjoying the freshly falling snow while sipping a warm cup of tea safely beyond the winter’s cold reach. Thinking, and dreaming, of a world far beyond. Maybe, just maybe, someday that dream will become a reality.

Do any of you have pieces of art that inspire you? I’d love for you to share them in the comments.

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6 thoughts on “Art And Writing Thoughts

  1. I definitely love writing and art. They are the best way for me to express myself. I gave up on drawing a while back though because the pictures never looked like what I wanted. But then I was introduced to a whole new art world where surrealism and symbolism got me into drawing again. I stopped judging my pictures and just let them be expressions. It got me through some tough times. I reckon give painting a go, or some sort of art and find what works for you.

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    1. Thank you so much for that encouragement! It helps to know I’m not alone in feeling that way. I’m glad you were able to embrace those expressions of yourself. I think you’re right that I need to pick it up and not judge myself for what comes out. Thank you! 🙂

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  2. I used to paint. Haven’t picked up a brush in quite a while, though I still sketch occasionally. I was always frustrated by not feeling like the paintings adequately represented the images in my mind. Writing is a much more satisfying form of creative expression for me. I read a quote once (which I’ve never been able to find again) that went something like this: “If you think in images, write. If you think in words, paint.” If find that’s usually true for me.

    I second Juni’s comment — if you want to paint, give it a try and don’t worry about making it perfect! One of the most satisfying paintings I ever did was just slapping paint on a canvas. I wasn’t trying to paint anything specific, I grabbed whatever color I wanted, and I ignored my family asking what it was supposed to be. The abstract result isn’t on display anywhere in my house, but creating it was freeing and fun.

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement, and I love that quote! 🙂 Thank you for sharing it with me. Maybe that’s why writing feels so natural. I wonder what’s behind it. What a wonderful experience! I really do need to just try painting and let go of my perfectionism; that in itself could be very satisfying. 🙂

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  3. I dabbled in watercolors (pun intended) one summer while I was in college. I wish I could have taken a class to learn what I was doing. I guess it’s not too late to start. Meanwhile, I do what I can with words, as you are also doing. Thank you for the thoughts and feelings you share. J.

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