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What will you do today that’s creative?

By Tina Christophillis

Aug 23rd 2012

There’s no right or wrong way to make art.  There are various degrees of intention, focus and experience.  Essentially, it’s how you do what you do and how often that matters.  

So if you’re afraid of making a mistake, well you needn’t be because there’s no such thing.  Or maybe reframe the way you view mistakes.  Get excited about making mistakes.  

Art making is an experience, and if you explore you’re bound to figure something out, find some bit of joy, some marvel of your own.

Just jump in.  You’re going to grow one way or another, and that’s the reason why you’re doing this.  It’s an exploration. 

Imagine your most genuine self at the beginning of an adventure.  If you launch from this place you’re bound to find delight. 

What are your goals with making art?  How about...

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Doubt and Great Work

By Tina Christophillis

Aug 18th 2012

Inspiration

Alberto Giacometti was noted for saying, "If I don't get better soon, I'll have to find another line of work."  He said this most of his life.  He is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century and one of my personal favorites.  Why would one of the greatest artists of our time say this?  He was full of doubt and made great work.  He is not Giacometti because he cared about success or fame or wanted to be known as one of the greatest artists of all time.  No, he's Giacometti because was so full of doubt that he worked like crazy around the clock for most of his life consistently feeling like he couldn't quite get it, he couldn’t quite get out what was in his head, what he felt, the way he saw things, and thought if he didn't get better soon, he better go do something else....

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Hi I'm Fotini 

Welcome to my blog!

I am a painter currently based in Greenville, South Carolina.  Through my work, I seek to communicate an internal narrative using traditional painting processes.  

Here you will find information about what I am working on, recollections of my process, things that inspire me. I am asking questions about art, writing letters to myself, reflecting, learning, growing, discovering.  Thank you for joining and supporting the adventure.