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Bind & Loose the Paint

There's so much freedom to create, write and design the type of art we want to pursue. There really is.


I was reading about "binding and loosing," no, not leather straps and that sort, but about "forbidding & permitting." This is an old Jewish concept that engages the freedom teachers had/have to interpret the law. Jesus shifted this a bit, He gave that freedom to His disciples (unofficial teachers). He invited them to interpret the law (not change it) in order to freely live in grace and truth. Rebellious.


What about art?


Artists do the same thing. We take the rules inherent in writing a story and we press them to tell the story we want to tell. Or the song we want to write and sing and share. Or our movie script, maybe it's beyond the modern format. Or the way a guitar looks and feels and plays.


Short of creating a piano and calling it a drum or mixing a deep shade of blue and calling it orange, we have the freedom to bind and loose the rules of our medium in order create something new and inspiring and true.


What do you have yet to learn in your creative field? After all more we understand our craft, the more freely we're able to bind and loose with confidence and success.



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