How to make art without making art


Over any extended period of time, being an artist requires enthusiasm more than discipline. Enthusiasm is not an emotional state. It is a spiritual commitment, a loving surrender to our creative process, a loving recognition of all the creativity around us.
The Artist’s Way
Julia Cameron

Random Acts of Travelling Sculpture

Random Acts of Travelling Sculpture
Sally’s tenor ukulele goes to Athol, South Island, NZ

Let’s revisit the Random Acts of Travelling Sculpture Challenge, or should I call it an Invitation?

In this world of push and shove, an Invitation sounds less demanding; more…playful.


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‘You’re so lucky’, said my very-nearly-ten-year-old niece

‘I’m lucky? Why?’ I asked.

‘Because you can take new photos to put on your blog every week.’

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso


Random Acts of Travelling Sculpture

Which of our friends here is to feature in Random Acts of Travelling Sculpture?
Yep. You guessed it.
The one with the funky headgear. And I don’t mean the chicken.   ‘Peronelle and Pals on the Verandah’
Styling and photo by Ruby Foster-Swain

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*The good thing about art is …

I’m ripping my way through a magazine, literally, seeking yummy shapes and textures for a collage. I chance upon this quote:

Language is very linear; you have to say one word after the other in order to get somewhere. The good thing about art is that you can say several things at the same time, in many different languages… but it’s still comprehensible.

I love it. I have to make a new collage featuring these words. String loops itself onto the page too – very non-linear.

Carsten Holler

Artlanguage                          Sally Swain collage 

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