Art & Photography


Week 7: 'Jim Carrey: I needed color'

Hello You!

I hope you are where you want to be!

This week was one of those weeks where you have a million ideas of what you want to say, do or write, but at the same time nothing makes sense and everything seems to be uninteresting and boring. I couldn’t make myself write any of the things on my list. The only thing that it was making sense was this ‘Jim Carrey: I needed color’ video. I don’t know exactly why but I love this video and I always love going back to it whenever I feel stuck.

At some point in his life Carrey decided that he needed colour and so he started painting…

Among other things, he says:

“You really don’t know what a sculpture or a painting totally means - you think you do - most of the time I start out with a plan, and then, like a year later I realise that the painting is telling me what I needed to know about myself a year before.”

“I think what it makes someone an artist is they make models of their inner life, they make something physically come into being as inspired by their emotions, or their needs, or what they feel the audience needs.”

“I love the independence of it, love the freedom of it, noone ever tells you what you can and what you can’t do - most of the time - there is an immediacy to it.”

“I don’t know what painting teaches me, I know that it just frees me, free from the future, free from the past, free from regret, free from worry.”

The bottom line with all of these, whether it’s performance, or it’s art or it’s sculpture, is LOVE. We wanna show ourselves and have that be accepted. I love being alive and ART is the evidence of that.”

Click here, to watch the video.

Let me know what you think! Is there anything you do or someone you talk to when you feel stuck? Do you agree that everything you make tell you what you needed to know about yourself that you hadn’t realise at that point?

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Thank You for Being Here!



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The bottom line with all of these is: LOVE