Understand

A friendly reminder to stay open-minded to new things and experience them first before eliminating them from your life! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.
A friendly reminder to stay open-minded to new things and experience them first before eliminating them from your life! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.
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Understand

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A friendly reminder to stay open-minded to new things and experience them first before eliminating them from your life!

About this print:

  • 9” x 12” fine art giclee print
  • Printed on thick high quality, acid-free archival paper stock with an enhanced matte finish
  • Reproduced from original acrylic painting by Caroline Kelso Winegeart
  • Does not come with frame

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This piece was created as a part of my 2016 project #AbstractAffirmationsDaily where I share an abstract piece of art with a positive message every day. Here's the story that accompanies this piece, posted on 4/2/2016:

I've decided to start a Snapchat experiment. I’ll be the first one to admit it: I’ve been HIGHLY skeptical of Snapchat, and especially more recently as it’s crept into the creative online biz space. I found myself thinking “Here we go again. Another social network that’s ‘taking the world by storm.’ Another distraction, one more way to pull us away from real life.” It was easy to write off at first because I’ve always been a “do what works for YOU, not what you see other people doing” kind of gal.

But... then I stopped to question these thoughts I was having. Did I actually KNOW that Snapchat had no value to offer my life or my biz? Did I even know what it was about? When I was really honest with myself, I realized my flippant attitude was actually coming from one place: FEAR. I was afraid of the stupid thing. Afraid of doing it “wrong.” Afraid of feeling old. Afraid of looking like I was hopping on the bandwagon. Afraid of it stealing my time.

Ultimately I decided it wasn't right to have such a strong judgment against something I had no experience with. SO, I'm launching an experiment. I’m giving myself 3 weeks to learn the ropes. If it brings me value, I’ll keep going. And if it doesn’t, then I’ll cut it out. So far it’s been a fun and low-stakes way to share my process & my daily life, which I’m digging. On the downside, it's one more reason for me to feel attached to my phone, which I don’t like. Ultimately I have no idea what I’ll do but I’m glad I decided to give it a try.

I am NOT saying everyone should hop on Snapchat. What I AM saying is that for me, before I completely write this app off as silly or juvenile or a fleeting trend, I want to give myself the opportunity to first UNDERSTAND it from the inside out, and THEN decide if it aligns with my values.

I think this approach applies to MUCH more than new social media platforms. I think it applies to new people, new places, new anything. Let’s stop judging things at face value & instead investigate new ideas until we have a real, factual basis for eliminating them from our lives.