An idea for a painting that’s been running through my head for a long time now is how a childlike mind must look both physically and spiritually. Knowing how things look really helps me figure things out in many ways. If you can visualize something clearly you might be able to hold onto it or let go of it finally.
While with age comes wisdom, it also brings a calloused mind and sometimes spirit. There is a tendency to think mostly of work, family, friends, and maybe a few fun past times. The room to dream, imagine, and ask questions seems to disappear. A child looks at the sky and wonders how it was painted! An adult looks at it and just enjoys the view or ignores it, so you can see now how the idea of “questioning” is very lost with age. We might think that we’re philosophical about things and trying to make the world a better place and all that. However, the fact remains that in large part we lose the ability to question with a childlike mind. We’re in so far that we can’t step back far enough to ask who and why?
I don’t want to be childish, but I do want to keep a childlike spirit and mindset on some things. Losing all the wonder of the world and what God has created seems horrible. It’s like not being able to appreciate the beauty and design that has gone into every single thing there is. I don’t want to say anything more and confuse the idea for the need of a “childlike mind.” Hope you enjoyed the post, as always feel free to leave your thoughts and ask any questions you may have
Below is a link to a post about creating original paintings that you might enjoy