Divine Play

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.

Carl Jung

Peronelle with Cushion Wings Ruby Foster-Swain for Random Acts of Travelling Sculpture

Peronelle with Cushion Wings
Ruby Foster-Swain for
Random Acts of Travelling Sculpture

Do you have any idea how much time, energy and focus went into this hairdo?

Let me tell you it was

considerable.

Yet – does recently-turned-ten year old Ruby regard it as onerously hard work? Not in the slightest. This is the beauty and joy of making art from a childlike place. A place of enthusiasm, where no pin or clip is too fiddly and no bows are spared.

(*Oh my goodness see poll results below)

I’ve always liked the Jung quote above

…the creative mind plays with the objects it loves.

Now I’ve found this one:

Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.

Carl Jung

You can never have too many Jung creative play quotes.

Random Acts of Travelling Sculpture

Peronelle with Red Bow and Ironing Board Cover
Ruby Foster-Swain
for Random Acts of Travelling Sculpture

Or outfits for your (shh favourite) doll.

Random Acts of Travelling Sculpture

Peronelle as Peg Bag Fairy
Ruby Foster-Swain
for Random Acts of Travelling Sculpture

Random Acts of Travelling Sculpture

Are you up for the err arr Invitation?

As of this week, three fine folk have participated:

Romny Vandoros, Ruby Foster-Swain and Fiona Fitzpatrick. You should be able to view their random sculpture photos on Sally Swain Art FB Page.

As in previous April posts … Here’s your I-I-Invitation:

  1. In April, photograph an object in three different settings.
  2. Cut and paste this Sally Swain’s Random Acts of Travelling Sculpture blurb in its entirety.
  3. Nominate three (or six, or nine) others for the challenge.
  4. Share your three photos plus blurb far and wide, tagging the person who nominated you.
  5. Be willing for your (credited) photos to be included in the Sally Swain Art Facebook pageor the Art and Soul Space blog.
  6. Be invited and delighted whether you are nominated or not; whether you feel inclined to participate or not. No pressure. Really. May your creative juices flow, Randomly, Actively, Travellishly and Sculpturally. 

PS If you are a Follower of Art and Soul Space blog, consider yourself already nominated!

PPS Feel free – very free – to share your experience or not-experience of Random Acts of Travelling Sculpture in a comments box below.

* Poll results – I nearly forgot to share with you…4 out of 4 of you voted YES. 100% yes.
Here’s the link: Ruby Doll Dressing Poll .
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