Daily Art

Here you will find my dailyart posts.

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#dailyart no. 78

“Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with the person's capacity to act.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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#dailyart no. 79

“...It is when we act freely, for the sake of the action itself rather than for ulterior motives, that we learn to become more than what we were.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

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#dailyart no. 77

“If one has failed to develop curiosity and interest in the early years, it is a good idea to acquire them now, before it is too late to improve the quality of life.
To do so is fairly easy in principle, but more difficult in practice. Yet it is sure worth trying. The first step is to develop the habit of doing whatever needs to be done with concentrated attention, with skill rather than inertia. Even the most routine tasks, like washing dishes, dressing, or mowing the lawn become more rewarding if we approach them with the care it would take to make a work of art. The next step is to transfer some psychic energy each day from tasks that we don’t like doing, or from passive leisure, into something we never did before, or something we enjoy doing but don’t do often enough because it seems too much trouble. There are literally millions of potentially interesting things in the world to see, to do, to learn about. But they don’t become actually interesting until we devote attention to them.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life

That's the reason why I developed a daily routine in creating art. See a collage of what I've done in January 2017.

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#dailyart no. 82

“it's a wise parent who allows her children to give up the things of childhood in their own time.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

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#dailyart no. 81

“On the job people feel skillful and challenged, and therefore feel more happy, strong, creative, and satisfied. In their free time people feel that there is generally not much to do and their skills are not being used, and therefore they tend to feel more sad, weak, dull, and dissatisfied. Yet they would like to work less and spend more time in leisure.

What does this contradictory pattern mean? There are several possible explanations, but one conclusion seems inevitable: when it comes to work, people do not heed the evidence of their senses. They disregard the quality of immediate experience, and base their motivation instead on the strongly rooted cultural stereotype of what work is supposed to be like. They think of it as an imposition, a constraint, an infringement of their freedom, and therefore something to be avoided as much as possible.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

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#dailyart no. 80

“It is by being fully involved with every detail of our lives, whether good or bad, that we find happiness, not by trying to look for it directly.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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#dailyart no. 76

“To overcome the anxieties and depressions of contemporary life, individuals must become independent of the social environment to the degree that they no longer respond exclusively in terms of its rewards and punishments. To achieve such autonomy, a person has to learn to provide rewards to herself. She has to develop the ability to find enjoyment and purpose regardless of external circumstances.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

This week it is all about flow and Miahly Csikszentmihalyi. From time to time I feel depressed even I do my daily art dose. It helped to watch the ted talk of Csikszentmihalyi and revealed to me that I didn't take enough challenges. It always comes back to 'moving out of my comfort zone'. Challenge yourself without putting too much pressure on yourself. Long life learning process!

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#dailyart no. 75

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#dailyart no. 74

'Tell your own story, and you will be interesting.'

Dare - trust - jump. Be brave
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#dailyart no. 73

'One must accept the fact that others don't see what you do.'

Louise Bourgeois

This is true and as artists it is our goal to make the beauty and our special point of view visible to the world.

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#dailyart no. 72

'Art is restoration: the idea is to repaier the damages that are inflicted in life, to make somethin that is fragmented - which is what fear and anxiety do to a person - into someting whole.'

I love Louise Bourgeois- she was so brave and tough and dared to do enormous art work. A sneak into my art studio.
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#dailyart no. 71

'Art is woman's constant effort to create for herself a different order of reality from that which is given to her.'

CHINUA ACHEBE, Hopes and Impediments

Always working in my art studio to stay in touch with my creativity. This doesn't always work - sometimes I cannot get to my art studio - then I loose the connection to my art - if I come back it is like starting again. I have to remind myself that art is the most important work in my life.

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#dailyart no. 70

'If art reflects life, it does so with special mirrors.'

BERTOLT BRECHT, A Short Organum for the Theatre

Snapshot from my studio.


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#dailyart no. 69

'Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.'

ANDRE GIDE, Autumn Leaves

Es ist Teil des intuitiven Malens beiseite zu treten und die Inspiration malen zu lassen. Eine Form der Meditation und der Zwiesprache mit dem Göttlichen.
Gelingt nicht immer...

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#dailyart no.68

On canvas in progress
On canvas in progress

“Your life is your practice. Your spiritual practice does not occur someplace other than in your life right now, and your life is nowhere other than where you are. You are looking for answers, insight, and wisdom that you already possess. Live the life in front of you, be the life you are, and see what you find out for yourself.”
Karen Maezen Miller

I missed my daily practice for 2 days - that doesn't sound much but it's hard to find back in my routine. Sometimes these kind of things happen. All I need to do is to tell myself - this is a new day - just start new again. Be gentle with yourself.

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#dailyart no.67

“What Happens, Happens.”
Spike Spiegel Cowboy Bebop

 

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#dailyart no.66

“The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.”
Robert M. Pirsig 

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#dailyart no. 65

Cardboard
Cardboard

“Happiness lies even in ltiny ittle butterflies. You just have to open up your eyes and see where beauty flies to beautify your world lenghtwise.”
Ana Claudia Antunes 

Out of the comfort zone. Tried sth new today.

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#dailyart no. 64

“Dwelling on the past is like dragging a boat over dry land.”
Sheila M. Burke

Let it go! How often do you tell yourself this?

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#dailyart no. 63

“Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”
Zhuangzi

I try this everyday, every moment and every breath. But unfortunately I forget about this too many times.

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#dailyart no. 62

Blooming, 60x60 cm on canvas cardboard
Blooming, 60x60 cm on canvas cardboard

“The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?”
Confucius

May be because we don't see the open door? Today I finished this artpiece - there is snow in Berlin and I paint spring pics. I guess it is the longing for the summer. 

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#dailyart 79

#dailyart 79 Ahrenshoop
#dailyart 79 Ahrenshoop

Back to my art studio - cleaning and getting back to  #dailyart. Feels weired- haven't been here for a while- need to set up everything - there’s no time like the present. So let's create & enjoy the present moment!😊.