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There is Art: A project, a journey a lifestyle

ThereisartRebecca ShoresComment

There is Art: A project, a journey a lifestyle

Today I want to share with you a project that I'll be embarking on with my best friend and invite you to join in. This project, this idea, it was one of the reasons why I started this blog.  My best friend Franci (Frankie Does Life) and I were talking about how we wish to live life more fully, that we were both feeling "meh" a few months back. Lacking in time to try new things, not working on skills and not pushing ourselves to actually be creative and make new work. We're both creative people, I do makeup artistry, create fine art, and dabble in other art forms, she is a photographer and has a way with writing. We have found that not creating leaves us feeling like we're running on empty, and we want to thrive.

#thereisart

The dictionary defines art as:

art
noun \ˈärt\
: something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings
: works created by artists : paintings, sculptures, etc., that are created to be beautiful or to express important ideas or feelings
: the methods and skills used for painting, sculpting, drawing, etc.
Full Definition of ART
1: skill acquired by experience, study, or observation
2 a : a branch of learning: (1) : one of the humanities (2) plural : liberal arts b archaic : learning, scholarship
3 : an occupation requiring knowledge or skill
4 a : the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects; also : works so produced
b (1) : fine arts (2) : one of the fine arts (3) : a graphic art
5 a archaic : a skillful plan b : the quality or state of being artful
6 : decorative or illustrative elements in printed matter
— http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/art

 Art is imagination, creativity, beauty, something to learn, a quality, a skill. This is the basis our idea , our project, our lifestyle  and we wish to share it with you. Wondering in Color is about my journey to live creatively, each day and every day. I've always said that creativity breeds creativity, you have to keep creating and pushing yourself to create and be inspired or the creative "muscle" will grow weak from disuse. This is a reason behind #thereisart. There is art is about finding the beauty in the everyday, it's about striving to create, it's about honing a skill, it's about the little things, it's about capturing moments, about progress, creating memories, living life to the fullest and sharing those things. 

There is art is the idea we are playing with and we're ready to explore and chase it. Maybe we'll discover a lot, create new memories, learn new skills, or maybe it'll evolve into something else as time goes on. Who knows! We're focusing on the progress, and sharing it along the way.

Rather than just the two of us chat on the phone about our creative journeys and where we've found moments of beauty in our lives,  we've desided that we will be blogging on the same topic once a week. Every Tuesday, for the first three months, and bi-monthly after that. WonderinginColor.com will have other categories I'll be blogging about, but the category There is art will be tied to topics and prompts that FrankieDoesLife.blogspot.com will also be blogging about. We'll be talking about many things over the weeks within this category. There will be topics that tie into creativity, about living in the moment, about beauty, about bettering yourself, about helping, about thriving and about hopes and the joy and beauty of progress not just perfection. We invite you to join us by using the hashtag #thereisart. Here's where it starts, and I hope you come back to read again and share your thoughts and ideas for blog topics in the comments below.

You can also follow my journey on instagram @wonderingincolor and you can use hashtag #thereisart and share your own moments with us on Instagram and Twitter. Also, make sure to read Franci's post here.

-RS