Commentary Enliven

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Enlivening Your Art: A Journey of Creativity

Enlivening your art is about breathing life into your creations. It’s the process of infusing your work with vitality, emotion, and a unique, personal touch that sets it apart. It’s not just about making something look visually appealing; it’s about making your audience feel a connection to your art, evoking emotions, and leaving a lasting impact. My wife gave me a box of cards for the holidays in 2022. I was puzzled because they were creativity cards and I thought, what the heck is this, I don’t need them. Well, folks, I was wrong and I will attempt to do a card a week and record an episode about how I am utilizing the card I draw every week if you decide to pick up a deck and do these let me know.

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Points to Consider

  • Amplified Creativity:
  • Emotional Resonance
  • Break Free from Perfectionism
  • Interconnectedness
  • Collaborate and Connect

The Kernal of Enliven

Create an ekphrasis by using words to describe something visual.

Enliven Definitions

Enliven to make something more interesting, to make it more interesting or active. Source Cambridge Dictionary

Ekphrasis: a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art Source Merriam Webster l

Enliven Challenge

  • Identify something fascinating you have recently seen, and summon ten vivid words to describe the thing.
  • Take a trip to an art museum, or view a museum’s collection online. Find one piece of art that captures your imagination, and describe it in a note to a colleague or loved one.
  • Read an ekphrastic poem like Frank O’Hara’s “On Seeing Larry Rivers” Washington Crossing the Delaware at the Museum of Modern Art”. or Ocean Vuong’s “Aubade with Burning City.” Can you compose one of your own?

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