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Spread 205 – And The Ugly April 6, 2013

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

205- And The UglyWhen we believe we have finally achieved our own aesthetic, made our own beauty, we get stuck trying to achieve that same appearance again and again. Once we allow ourselves to move away from that that is limiting to explore ugly, we are able to get unstuck and move on to greater and truer aesthetic. Not easy. It helps to make plans to make something ugly sometime soon.


1. apaperbear - April 6, 2013

The only thing consistent in your art is your challenging, raw questioning. You always challenge us. Wonderfully and marvelously.

2. roberta - April 6, 2013

Aha. Easier said than done!

3. Denise Paccione - April 7, 2013

This calls to mind the distinction Edmond Burke made in 1756 between the Beautiful and the Sublime. He said the things we call beautiful have the properties of smoothness, delicacy, softness of color and elegance of movement. The sublime, on the other hand, comprehends the vast, the obscure, the powerful, the rugged –– the difficult attributes which produce in the spectator a kind of astonished wonder. I’d also add raw and authentic/honest to the attributes of the latter category. It’s the evocation of the sublime that makes great art––and it’s often not beautiful.

Orly - April 7, 2013

I love that Denise–XOXO–Thanks

4. pearlandroses - April 7, 2013

The courage to create express and share doesn’t recognize the word ugly.

5. Irma Peredne - April 7, 2013

The perfectionist in me needed to hear this. Thank you Orly for always giving me ‘food for thought.’

6. Nayer Nathalie - April 7, 2013

Splendid spread Orly! Love you!

7. Energy and Possiiblity - April 7, 2013

You are a brave and generous soul. Thank you for adventuring with your heart and sharing so we may all benefit from your courageous shining. Love you

8. John - April 8, 2013

We are all on the roller coaster of life. We have to have the ups to balance the downs. If we did not have the downs how would we be able to celebrate the ups. It is the same in art.

9. scrapbox9 - April 9, 2013

So often I have to move through “ugly” to find new direction in my art. When I step back, and focus more on process, and less on end result, creativity becomes a continuum. Trying to, as you say, “. . .to achieve that same appearance again and again” is ultimately a dead end, and turns what was original, fresh, and new in our art into a mere caricature.

10. Cheryl Lommatsch - April 12, 2013

Hello Orly!

Love your blog postings you are a wonderful writer, as well as painter/artist/creator!

Just wanted you to know that I will not be able to attend your Workshop next week. Was hoping Things would be somewhat settled but I am having a few challenges with selling my gorgeous Beach house And had to fire the Realtors that I worked with for a month. They were just not trying hard at all for me — Never even took any photos of my house, which is still really hard to believe.

It is a special house with an amazing view. Someone is going to come here and fall in love with it soon!

11. art-a-tag - April 12, 2013

I love this kind of uglyness – great!

12. Julia - April 14, 2013

I find myself stuck all the time…not knowing what to do, but wanting to do something!!!
…so I did “ugly”, then a face, then some beautiful colours, just kept changing intention, and still find I need to let go of intention itself!

Thank you for your messages, they are I’m sure chanelled from a higher source as well as from within your own heart….x

13. emilyclineart - April 18, 2013

I think it’s beauty-full. Love the lines of the woman.

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