Solutions are not problems solved..

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As I work with my materials on the latest series of paintings, I notice something, that life in the micro reflects life in the macro.

I use to play it out like this..Im working with a concept, rolling along with the usual tension necessary to bring it all out and suddenly I hit the wall of total uncertanty. My once clear and enthusiastic vision is seemingly dissolved away. As if Im trying to complete someone elses project .. the ride is uncertain along an uncharted path, the vision holds for a while then its used up and something else has to take hold to find the path and find completion. The path is mine at first. I think Ive created it, I think I am in charge, then the wheel is suddenly gone and I riding a wave of possibilites, on a sea of uncertainy. That wave is real, as real as the initial vision. There is substance to it and I allow my creativity to be directed by a greater sense. I baby step it into substance form and feeling.
Life in other respects can be so. Solutions arent really problems solved, they are a way of being. I ride my little walnut shell down the river. The sure path of the water is my navigator, I simlpy hold a positivity toward that end.

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About the Author:

Hello, I'm Elizabeth Berg, illustrator, artist, and art teacher. I make custom illustrations --and use several different art styles-- to make your project stand out. I also teach fine art classes for adults and children.