An Artist’s Retreat with an Unusual Artist
Summer 2010 I was fortunate enough to be able to go on a 2 week Artist’s Retreat at Blueberry View in Michigan. with one of my companion dogs. As it happens this dog is also an artist in his own right. He’s a sculptor. I only know this because somewhere along the way I started to pay attention to what he was doing. It occurred to me to start saving his nightly creative output instead of tossing it into the recycling bin.
This video shows the results of that aha moment:
if you treat it like art, it is art.
The take-home message of our 170 page book is that no matter what your creative output, no matter how others might judge it – if you treat it like art, it is art. Thus if you believe you’re making art – it is art and you are then by pure default an artist. If you make art, it is and you are an artist. If you are construed to make art – then you are construed to likewise be an artist.
Perception is Everything
Perception is everything! And who better to live simply through their own raw perceptions and interpretations of those than our good friends, dogs!