Word of the Week - RESOURCEFUL

It's good to be resourceful. Remember this saying?

"Make it last
Make it do
Use it up
Wear it out."

Sometimes as artists we can be seduced by the newest wonder product out there. Because Formula X, or Pattern X, or that special paper or that special cloth will help me really make something GREAT. Well.....maybe. But there are times when our very limitations are what cause us to be creative. What can I make with THIS fabric, with THAT paper, etc. Have the job of creating is working with the materials. Now I'm not against products - remember, I am the proud owner of a quart of metallic gold gesso. But it's not the PRODUCT that creates the art, it's US. And if we are really artists, we can create with what we have on hand. That's being RESOURCEFUL.


"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...