I made this card a while back with the intent of using it during Little Things week. Then I forgot about it. What a shame because it's a fun card!
Hmm. I want a margarita.
There's been a lot of chatter on SCS about whether what we do is art, and it's got me thinking. Here's my perspective on the subject. If you're not interested in my blah, blah, blah, just skip to the supply list at the bottom of this post. There's as much value in that as in my musings on art. *snort*
Art, to me, is the end result of deliberately creative self-expression.
That's it. Not all art is good art, of course; in fact, a lot of art--perhaps even most art--is bad. But it's still art. It doesn't take talent to make art. Sweat, hard work, and study are actually more important, but little kids make art all the time without sweating, studying, or working hard. I make art, and Leonardo Da Vinci made art.
His, however, is way more better than mine. He devoted his life to his art. My art is a passionate hobby.
But that doesn't matter. We shouldn't compare our creative expression to anyone else's creative expression. I do the best I can with what I have and follow my own muse. Leo did his best, too, and his muse totally rocked.
I found a quotation from Einstein on Pinterest recently that's relevant here:
Art is like genius. Leonardo climbed the tree. I swim in the water. I'm not denied art because I can't paint the Mona Lisa.
Creative self-expression gives voice to what's inside a person's heart, soul, mind, spirit. What's inside us is valuable, precious, special. We should treat it with respect and not belittle it, and we should let it sing in whatever way it can. I'm Susan and stamping makes me happy.
No, what I do is not at all in any way comparable to what Leonardo did.
It's not supposed to be. It is what it is. And it's good enough for me.
Care to make some art? Grab a stamp and express yourself!
stamps: SU Cheers to You
paper: PTI white
accessories: Memento markers, glue pen, glitter
Card Size: 4 7/8" x 3 1/2"