Spread #69- A New Perspective On ‘Newness’ September 16, 2009Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
I remember a long time ago when I worked as a textile artist. My supervisor often told me: “I want to see newness”. I remember dreading these words as they meant p r e s s u r e! It did get me going though. My sensorial antennas would perk up and I would immerse myself in the search of the elusive ‘newness’. I was reminded of the word lately in a recent post written by my ‘new’ friend and fellow blogger Chris where she presented some interesting questions about the meaning of creativity to her and even more interesting answers about the meaning of newness. Newness. I love ‘newness’. I love the way it sounds. And I love what it signifies. Freshness of thoughts, feelings, approaches to life and art, attitudes to the moments presented to us at the present time, past, and future. It encompasses everything! It’s inclusive of all people, it doesn’t imply ‘for artists only’. The word creativity is over-used, boring and tired. Let’s let it rest. It is stripped of all newness. Let’s approach creativity with newness….fun-ness. And so I’ve created this…it’s a cover spread to my instructional ‘introduction to art journaling’ journal…it came about after I heard that in the class I’m going to start teaching this evening there is no black board, chalk board, dry-erase board, or any kind of board I can use for instruction…It was so much fun to make.
So if it doesn’t annoy you by now, what does the word newness mean to you?