[Today’s featured artwork for Day 4 of the 365 Days Project is by Leslie Parke]
Curiosity. This hallmark of the Artist Mind is the most entertaining – to me, anyway – although I do have to rein it in sometimes in certain social situations.
#4 – The Artist Mind has the curiosity of a small child (or a cat, if you prefer).
If I’m hiking on a mountain, I’ll wander off the path to admire a gnarly tree root instead of focusing on getting to the summit. When I enter someone’s house for the first time, I sometimes want to quietly explore all the wall hangings, curios and anything else that captures my imagination before concentrating on a conversation. I love people with interesting faces that set my mind sparking with adjectives and free-associations, although it makes me forget to listen to what they are saying. I’m guilty of touching the sculptures in museums.
Leslie Parke’s portfolio can be viewed on her website: Leslie Parke
The 365 Days Project
In 2012, Serena Kovalosky committed to writing an article a day for 365 days as an exploration into the lives of artists and the value of creative thinking in our society.
Artist Credits for the images included in this post:
Images featured above:
Leslie Parke, New York, USA
Oil on linen
China in the River