Louise Bourgeois said "Art is not about art. Art is about life, and that sums it up." I've been thinking about this a lot lately and how easy it is to curate the bad days out of what is shared. I paint a lot that I don't share because I don't want to reveal my dark spots. And 2017 was full of dark spots.But what if we share our dark spots, not to garner sympathy or to focus on the negative, but to say life is messy good. It's those dark spots that reveal the light. Kind of like Kintsukuroi – the broken pottery pieces elegantly reassembled with gold to enhance, rather than disguise, the rich life and history that has occurred.I said to a friend the other day, I like people who have some life under their fingernails. I'm really looking forward to a fresh 2018 and inviting more fun, laughter, connection and just being real. But, if I want that, then I need to practice my own kind of Kintsukuroi. So, here are the bones of today…which sucked. I threw on some moody Bach and just followed the music and exorcised my frustration. I think I have some life under my fingernails….#bearhadaroughday #artistthoughts #watercolorartist #mixedmedia #experimentalart #bones #kintsukuroi #kintsugi #bringon2018 #2017cansuckit #dailyinspiration #studiolife #LouiseBourgeois #quote #qotd #imightbethinkingtoohard #fingernails #artistpov