Content matters —
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Content matters, yes is does. My friend Damini Celebre and I were talking about how everything we say puts a certain energy out into the universe. Since we both believe everything is connected in our glorious world, content matters intensely. Conscious thinking is essential. Communication and connection, what we say influences everything around us, our laws of attraction and the energy we put into the universe. How easily something can be misinterpreted no matter how much we are thoughtful about what we say, can unintentionally hurt without us even knowing.
Mindfulness, that’s easy to say, but the older I get, easier to do. I remind myself continuously shut your mouth until you are sure you are saying what you really want to put out there….vibrations on the ether. Writing helps this immensely for me. I need to be clear here in what I say and the circular energy of writing and speaking sync up, the same as it does for me in art making. I care less and less about what others think, while being more mindful of staying within the confines of the context and content of what I say.
Content matters, it sure does.
To illustrate this idea, I made an accordian folded book. Using one of Seth Apter’s new stencils – Number’s Stencil , which has a distinctly urban vibe and graffiti cool, I was able to pick out some of the words and illustrate them with my quirky drawings. Use parts of the stencil to create mini vignettes to highlight the ideas in a general way.
I started with a piece of paper painted with Terri Stegmiller’s leaf stencil, cut it down, taped it together and made the book from there using old pages and some stamped and painted paper
Tell me what you think?