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Title:
Painting from the source : awakening the artist's soul in everyone
Author:
Gold, Aviva.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : HarperPerennial, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xii, 222 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780060952723
Format :
Book

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Central Library ND1500 .G59 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Imagine yourself painting with no hesitations, no conflicts. Your brush dips into pots of vibrantly colored paint; inner inspiration guides your hand into lines and shapes that find their perfect places on the paper . . .

Welcome! I'm Aviva Gold, your guide to the magic source. As children, all of us lived and painted intuitively. And as adults we can re-create the boundless joy of unselfconscious art by setting aside intellectual critique and self-doubt and reconnecting with the source. Remember standing at an easel as a child and painting in a trancelike state of wonder? Somewhere along the line this freedom gets trained out of us, and we are either categorized as artists or not.

Paint and remember! Return to the easel with the same childlike sense of play. My program is not about regimentation. Learn to let go of inhibitions, relinquish control, and embrace the source. Using simple materials--tempera paints, newsprint--paint without worrying about the end product.

Just let go, and begin! Every human being is an artist. In Bali, one word means both "human" and "artist." Just show up and face a blank piece of paper. Tap into the source. Revitalize! Transform! Now, imagine yourself painting . . .


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