Art is…

So the question was posed “Why you love art. What about art inspires you. You can have art in it or not”

It was an invitation from my “fly girls, my tribe, my classmates” to join them, to be a part of, a prt of something good of crearive energy.

We are gonna art party!!! And I was invited!!!

So art… Hmm the topic. Well it’s subjective.

I’ll explain by telling you about my family, we are all artists. In one medium or another we all create. I have grown up this way. Well my mother, the educated artist says “Art is subjective…..if it makes you feel emotion, any emotion. It is art.” So I have looked at art, love or hate it, if it evoked emotion it was art. By definition, by my up bringing it qualified.

That said, I was in the bay area last week with an employee of mine. We were just leaving a delivery for a client. We were driving and saw Cupids Arrow

Well, I said “Isn’t that cool!” to which Chuck replied ” No! ” with some other negative comments. Then I proceeded to tell him that is was art. He argued it wasn’t. I then went on to put the subjective mom theory to the test. I must say I WON!!!

I am not sure if he agreed because he didn’t want to argue or was just to polite to insult my mother. Regardless, I will take the win! Caulk one up for my theory and smile.

But, Art what does it mean to me? How does it inspire me?

Let start with inspire


? ?[in-spahyuhr] Show IPA verb, -spired, -spir·ing.

verb (used with object)


to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence: His courage inspired his followers.


to produce or arouse (a feeling, thought, etc.): to inspire confidence in others.


to fill or affect with a specified feeling, thought, etc.: to inspire a person with distrust.


to influence or impel: Competition inspired her to greater efforts.


to animate, as an influence, feeling, thought, or the like,does: They were inspired by a belief in a better future.


to communicate or suggest by a divine or super natural influence: writings inspired by God.


to guide or control by divine influence.


to prompt or instigate (utterances, acts, etc.) by influence,without avowal of responsibility.


to give rise to, bring about, cause, etc.: a philosophy thainspired a revolution.


to take (air, gases, etc.) into the lungs in breathing; inhale.


Archaic .


to infuse (breath, life, etc.) by breathing (usuallyfollowed by into ).


to breathe into or upon.


to give inspiration.

So what inspires me? Everything from my emotions to experiences to nature. Sometimes its just goofing and random chance drops a beauty in my lap. Like this one

It has no name. It was the accident on a day I was doing backrounds. I love it! It’s a golden sunset to me. A happy accident.

Inspired infused awakened – life. Breathing. Feeling. Living. In this large gorgeous world there is a plethera of things to inspire me. It’s about the glasses. Which ones am I wearing for the day


Am I looking at the world with my eyes or my soul? Am I hearing you story, your words or am I listening to what you mean with my soul? It’s perception….am I living or existing?

Art feeds my soul, enriches me. It has saved me more than once (and that a story for a different day). It’s what I want to be, what i love. Some days I am then others it just makes me smile…It’s my reason…


About Kim

I enjoy art of any kind. I was raised with a father that built anything from fly rods to a room addition and a mother with a heart for art. Drawing, sewing and painting was a part of growing up. I have studied jewelery making, pottery and taken several art classes at local colleges where ever I have lived. I started scrapbooking in 2005. I have fallen in love with paper first, then mixed media, painting, collage and all garbage you can glue. In the last year and think I have found my heart.
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4 Responses to Art is…

  1. Inspired infused awakened – life. What a great creative sentence for art, it’s in my favorite phrases journal – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

  2. Rae Payne says:

    Agreed! What a great exploration. I am so glad I stopped by and went along with it!

  3. wini says:

    Dear Kim, Thank you for sharing about your love of art and how it inspires you! Its wonderful to read that Art feeds your soul and is enriching too. I love that description!!

  4. I agree with your Mom! Love that you won that conversation!! 😛

    And Cupids Arrow looks pretty cool. Your artwork is beautiful, Great color choices!
    Fellow Partier! Kris

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