Burning Question for the artist #2 / by Jennifer Davey

 

What does your art teach you about yourself?By far the biggest thing art teaches me is how to be connected with myself in a deep and centered way. It also teaches me how to pay attention. Most of my day is filled with all sorts of useless nonsense running around in my head. Its not like that stops when I paint, but it quiets down a bit. And it is very obvious when I am not paying attention in painting because the painting instantly either becomes formulaic or is terrible, boring, etc. The other thing it teaches me is how to heal. I have worked through and transformed many difficult situations in my life through painting.