Thursday, April 7, 2011

"Creating Moments of Joy"

"Smile!" digital image by S'zanne Reynolds

"Happiness," we are told, "is becoming a focal point of business and here’s why: When you create moments of joy throughout a customer’s encounter with your product, you are more likely to experience the ripple effect that an emotionally positive experience can have on your business." --Ladies Who Launch

I appreciated the above statement as it applies to art. Everyone expresses creatively with a different purpose. For me, I enjoy creating art to express a moment of joy, reflection or some emotional chord that resonates with myself and the world around me, and therefore, with the viewer.

"Romping Around" digital image by S'zanne Reynolds

As artists we are developing an encounter that we hope will draw the observer into the experience of our creative endeavor. If a work is made with integrity of observation, with love and tenderness of line, and with a pure heart towards color...the art speaks for itself and the creative experience is heard, seen and felt with it performance, poem or the emotion pain, sadness or joy.

"Jumping for Joy" digital image by S'zanne Reynolds

With so much despair in the world, it's comforting and humbling to remember that there are infinite ways to console others with the joy of our creative truth and expression.

"In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love." ~Marc Chagall

To read the whole article from Ladies Who Launch, click here.

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