Posted by Wayne Hilsden on 6 May 2015

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Allow Your Emotions to Be Expressed 

God created us with emotions. And art is a healthier way to express how we are feeling, than repressing those feelings. 

"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art." -Paul Cézanne  

"I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.'" -Vincent Van Gogh  

"I applied streaks and blobs of colors onto the canvas with a palette knife and I made them sing with all the intensity I could..." -Wassily Kandinsky 

"Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul." -Wassily Kandinsky

Observe Nature. God's Creation in Itself Provides Plenty of Inspiration

Maybe the place to start is to imitate what God has already made. 

“When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art." -Paul Cézanne

“I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.” -Pablo Picasso

"Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing." -Salvador Dali 

Pray and Ask God to Awaken or Re-Awake Your Creativity

Something that the Creator gave you when he made you in His image.  

Listen to the Finest of Music, Read the Best of Books, Observe the Most Exceptional Pieces of Visual Art

Why settle for good when you can experience the best, and often for the same money?

Preferably listen to music and enjoy other artistic creations  that communicates a positive message. Make sure it fits the criteria and guidelines that Paul gives us in Philippians 4:8 where he talks about what kinds of things we should allow into our brain and think about: "whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."

Take Lessons or Enroll in Courses

Even the most naturally talented had to work at the art to master it. It looks like fun, but it's also a LABOR of love.  

Michelangelo Buonarroti said, "If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all."

"There is no such thing as talent. What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way." -Winslow Homer

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