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Mastering the Art of Time: Harnessing Temporality in Your Creative Process

Time is both a constraint and a canvas for artists. Embracing the temporality of your artistic practice can lead to new dimensions of creativity and meaning. Whether you’re using time as a source of inspiration, managing it in your creative process, or considering how it shapes the perception of your art, understanding and harnessing the power of time can elevate your artistic practice to new heights. 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.

Links on Time

Points to Consider

  • Time as a Muse
  • The Creative Process and Time
    • Research and Preparation
    • Execution
    • Editing and Refining
    • Deadlines and Pressure
  • Time and Perception
    • Visual Arts: Paintings and sculptures freeze a moment in time, allowing viewers to explore the details and emotions within that frozen moment. Time is suspended, inviting contemplation.
    • Music: Music is a temporal art form, unfolding over time. The pacing, rhythm, and structure of a musical piece can evoke a wide range of emotions and create a sense of narrative.
    • Literature: In literature, the author controls the flow of time through words. They can speed up or slow down the reader’s experience, creating tension or conveying a sense of time passing.
    • Performance Arts: Dance, theater, and performance art are immediate and ephemeral, happening in real time. The audience experiences these forms of art as they unfold, with no opportunity for rewind or pause.

The Kernal of Time

Choose what to do with time, the most exquisite gift you have in your possession.

Time Definitions

Time The part of existence that is measured in minutes, days, years, etc., or this process is considered as a whole, the system of recording hours used in different parts of the world Source Cambridge Dictionary

Time Challenge

  • Disengage from your responsibilities, and disconnect from your devices for fifteen minutes a day for one week. Wake up just a little bit earlier to paint, write, design, compose, or craft as your heart desires.
  • What is one legacy you want to leave your family and friends, or organizations? Post it on a white note card you pin up prominently in your space, and begin dedicating fifteen minutes each day to making it happen.
  • Right now, pull one red action card and one blue intention card. Take fifteen minutes to create something that combines the two.

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