Art has been on my mind recently. Last night Brian and I went to the New Art 08 Show at San Francisco’s ultra hip Hotel des Arts. Vivid artwork hung along all the hallways. Even the rooms in this hotel are painted floor to ceiling by emerging local artists. It was a maze of creative and eclectic energy. Some of my favorites pieces were from artists Tricia Choi, Disposable Hero and 3 Fish Studios.
Being amidst all this art reminded me of a trailor that I saw Jamie twitter about a couple of weeks ago. Above is the trailor for the new documentary called “Who Does She Think She Is?” This film follows the lives of five women artists as they courageously buck stereotypes and balance their creative life with their other roles of wife, mother, etc. It looks fascinating and I can’t wait to see it when it comes out.
And just today we just had a call on the Co-Active Network Creative Artists Community about Art and Love (a follow-up dialogue from our discussion of the book Art and Fear). As I reflect on the art show, on this movie, on some of my blogger/artists friends like Leah and Jessie, and my own creative process, I can see how powerful it is to move through fear and create anyway. How when we come from love, abundance and courage as we put our work out there we create community and connection through our art. And how art can show up as many different things – a brightly painted mural in a hotel room, a documentary about creative women, or how we choose to express ourselves in our day-to-day lives.
How is art showing up in your life right now? And what inspiration or insights are you taking away from the creative process?