Trust the Process, an artist’s guide to letting go.
I’ve have been reading Trust The Process: An Artist’s Guide to Letting Go by Shaun Mcniff, and found that it has really changed the way I view my art and my art practice. This is no doubt something I have said before as I am influenced by books which continually leads my art and process to evolve (see My Bibliography for a list of books that have helped).
Trust The Process, an artist’s Guide to letting go Trust The Process: An Artist’s Guide to Letting Go helping me to relax into and trust the process, to go with the flow. It gives the reader the confidence and more importantly the permission to trust yourself.
Like everyone, I have my insecurities, the nagging little voice in the back of my head. It’s not good enough! That’s not real art! Trust The Process funny enough helped me to ‘trust the process’. It helped me to get rid of preexisting ideas about what art is and so get rid of some insecurities. That art is an expression, my art is my expression.
Also, what I have taken from Trust The Process, is that everything is related and everything effects one another. Been creative in one aspect of my life will feed into other parts as it has an effect upon the person, allowing flow. That it is about all the little things that add to and make up a whole. This is something I have believed and explored on my MA (read my Masters story), arts reflects life and vice versa.
So I am going to take a more relaxed approach with my art, take small steps and not fret and be so hard on myself, learn to trust my instincts, it’s all about going with the flow.
I would definitely recommend Trust The Process: An Artist’s Guide to Letting Go, to any artist or creative person who is struggling with their creative expressions and finding themselves, its helps you to unblock the flow and appreciate the smallest expression, its well worth a read.
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