Sculptor, Painter, and Artist Curtis Frederick reveals his process toward achieving timeless flow. Curtis uses various spiritual exercises, including writing morning pages, turning off the mind, emotional release, and dance.
Curtis shares how he used Julia Cameron's Morning Pages process from her book, "The Artist's Way." The practice involves writing three pages of a stream of thought every morning. Podcast host Chris Miller elaborates that morning pages are an excellent opportunity to stand back and watch your thoughts from afar.
How do we get to that unplanned place? According to Curtis, the artwork will define itself when we let go, be vulnerable and embrace our imperfections during the creative process. He emphasizes that good artwork is about telling a story.
According to Curtis, the worse thing an artist can do is focus on what others want and what will make them happy. As artists, we should look within ourselves for expression. We often fall into the trap of looking for what's trending and trying to figure out the audience rather than letting our inner out.
Curtis emphasizes his desire to create emotional art. While cuisine, religion, and language vary worldwide, emotions are universal. He encourages artists to love themselves first and make time for creativity. We can be accepted if we express ourselves.
Curtis Frederick is an artist, sculptor, and painter in Dallas, Texas. He is an award-winning artist across the United States. Some of his exhibitions include Buchanan Center of the Arts (IL), Craven Art Council (NC), Farmington Museum (NM), Blue Line Arts (CA), Craighead Green Gallery (TX), Cooperstown Art Association (NY), Alexandria Museum of Art (LA), and Art League of Hilton Head (SC).
His work has also been featured in the book "Gate Posts With No Gate- The leg paint project"- Shanti Arts Publishing. For more information on his work, visit www.curtisfrederickfineart.com.