My life as an Artist

My life as an Artist, keeps expanding me, and bringing me “The Artist” (me)  to the “New Horizon”. There is always a “New Horizon” for the “Artist” and there are so many reasons why this is evident for me.    The Painting, that I have painted for myself keeps painting itself into a larger more beautiful scape.  This is the “Way of the Artist”.

There are many reasons why I feel that this is evident for not only myself as the Artist but for all in lieu of being an Artist.   The paintbrush keeps painting the painting, the Singer keeps singing the song, the Sculpture keeps sculpting the sculpture.  And each time, this Artists’  world expands.

As a child, on the beach, always looking to the horizon…why?  Living as an artist from childhood, my first and “Primal” form of expression, also made me into a “Why” child, a child who gazed at the “Starry Night Sky” in total amazement and questioning.  This Artist ~ questioning everything.  In writing, in dance, in acting,  in singing, in playing the piano…always questioning. That was oddly or commonly still is me and this has been the ship that has friended and swept me off my feet into the whirlwind of a “lifelong journey” of “Life in the Arts” the one way I get to express myself in this life.  My trusty, scary, unknown pathway most times has been the essence of creativity “mast on my sailboat” which has taken me safely in friendship along this path of Artist.

The more I teach the more I learn, the more I see the vigor and desire in my students , their fiery passion young and old to attain more skills in achieving their creative dreams,  all the same “All Ages the same” ~ the more I discover the length and width of my own vigor/desire to expand my playing field in which I am the “Artist”.  And this is my “current excitement”.

And so we are all on the same page, or can arrive there for a moment to entertain the next thought: It is not about having a lot of time, much time, no time, it’s merely and clearly about creating “space” and knowing how to. Creating “space”, is actually the “Artists Way”…creating space.  Well it is.

If you want to be a good singer, musician, painter, sculpture, your essential part in this,  is working with the element of time…how to create something. Time is always the frame work. No matter what you do, here on this earth plane you are dealing with “TIME”.   Not “how much time do I need to do this, bring this abstract concept into fruition” no no no….Slowing time down, (that’s THE talent, that one either has or must acquire)…not be taken as  woo woo, not new agey, no it is a “Primal” element of being an “Artist”.  Bringing the abstract into the tangible….first what are you bringing, how are you bringing it, and what would you like your result to be?  Are you more interested in the “Process” than you are the “Outcome”?  Yes, this is the Artists’ Way …

The creative “essence” is always at work, it’s merely how we apply it, and where we apply that skill.  In lieu of Art and the Artistry, we must abstractly (using one’s imagination)  slow time down, to discover what the parts (elements)  are, what we are wanting to convey and then working with the tools,  skills we have acquired within that craft, art form … without that what would we have?  So then we configure.   As an Artist in my discovery, there is absolutely no way around working within the context of Isolations, no matter the art form.

 No matter what the art form of what one’s playfield is… the parts of the piece matter more than the end result.  If We live in the spaces of each part while creating,    then we are or will be equipped and ready to mold, build this “Great Art”.    If time can slow down,   these steps can be taken and fine results achieved.  Allowing the possibility of “Great Art” to happen, “Art being one’s friend” will then express the Artists’ desired result.   Living your Expression well, and Living it well through the “Arts”, is  being the Artist.

Yours truly,

Jana Szabo Artisan in the World of Plenty




The Joy that Singing Brings!

My “Joy of Singing” is apparent in my Daily Walk. Singing is and has been the “Door” to the “Healing Power” in my Life over the many years! “Singing is, I believe ~ the easiest way to Express ones Deepest Joy, + many other e-motions.” It has the power to “Transmute, and Transform” the Singer and the Audience as well!

I truly believe that “Singing” ~ the “Joy of Singing” is a Rich and Full experience ~ For the one “Singing”.
Singing a Song”. The Dancing of Tones, the Resonance of Tones in the Body Electric ~ your ability to sing in a structure, or simply improvising a story about your day ~ whatever ~ and however it may look it is all “A Weaving of Feelings in Words falling onto Sound Scapes”. “Tone Poems” if you will!

Let’s look at this together for a moment:
If you or a given person thought that you were supposed to “Sing the Song”, and there was a specific method to the “Madness or Mystery” of “Good Singing” that you felt not attainable, not reachable ~ then you must let go of that “restriction” ~ for it has nothing to do with You ~ please “Just Sing”! “Let Go ~ move your Body ~ find the Sounds that come ~ and Sing them. Begin with an Inhale and an Exhale, add Sound to the release and movement of your breath! “Hum your Song ~ then Sing Your Song ~ for it Is Your Song”. This is when you are sure you have Discovered “The Joy of Singing”!

The Good News is, “Singing” is not something we “Go and Do” it is a state of “Being” “Being in Song” “Becoming the Song”! Then, the “Song always Sings itself”…and it will surprise you and “Sing and Dance You all day long in and out of the Song, you are in the flow of Song”, much like the Sailboat set to Sail ~ Once it’s in the flow of Sailing ~ you are in the wind, one with the wind ~ You are “Sailing”!

Do remember the saying “When words Break into Song”? This Is very Key to look at. Words, they literally “Break” into Song! When one’s heart is so full of joy, sometimes sadness ~ and only “Singing that Song” whether it be in your car, in the shower ~ in a musical, vocal lesson, home performance, or at Carnegie Hall will make it all right, either for yourself only ~ or for you and the others you are Singing or Performing for!

“Words Break” into “Song” my friends…Words become Tones. For example; a 1 syllable word ~  the same word can become (break into) a 3 syllable word!  Have a closer listen ~ Consider the difference between Speaking and Singing, friends. Light up Your World with a “Gift of Song” and you will also experience and get to know “The Joy of Singing” and it’s Healing, Soothing, Regenerative, Caring, Loving power…For it is the “Love within Yourself” that will Allow you To Explore the “Joy of Singing”….

I am so glad to share this Joy with You. Jana