Well, I was thinking the other day while I worked on a piece of all of the thoughts or vignettes (that go thru an artists mind) while putting a piece of art together. Your mind sees little images, small ideas of patterns textures, colors, little pictures in their own right.
A splash here, a mark, there some squiggles, some dots here....it all makes sense when you see it together, but pull it apart and you have a recipe that went into the making of a final piece.
They are puzzles that fit together with the use of training, experimentation, years of messed up attempts, success, your blood and guts, everything is there. The artist leaves it all on the table, his joys and sorrows, happiness, and illness, his mental trials, and it is shared with love. Sometimes shared with an excruciatingly painful past, sometimes for a healing.
It's always shared with an open heart and mind. Thank you artists all over the Universe for your insights, your courage, and your hearts.......
YOU make the world a better, more alive, place to exist.