slightly wonky


50 degrees in February
February 15, 2011, 1:11 pm
Filed under: Drawing, painting, printmaking | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Yesterday was a fabulously warm day.  My son and I took several walks to soak up some sun and work on our vitamin D levels.  It felt amazing to be out in the warm air.  I was tempted to open all the windows in the house, but then I thought that might be premature. 

Everything feels like it’s slow going.  Every day, I hope for something I do to be “the thing”.  By this I mean, “MY thing”.  So far, what I’ve done puts a furrow in my brow.  Sigh.  Just the reality of where I am, and where I am not in my creative endeavours.  I love seeing inspiring works by other people.  On the other hand, it often leaves me with a bit of a pit in my stomach…knowing that I couldn’t possibly do what they do.  I know.  It’s supposed to be that way.  I have to do what I do.  BUT WHAT IS THAT?  I wish that I knew…

Here are some odds and ends from the past week.  Any comments?

I know.  My search to figure out what to do will be a lifelong one.  At the same time, so many people have figured out “what” their art is all about.  I’m not there yet.  It feels like it’s taking forever to figure out.

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I think figuring out what you AREN’T (or don’t want to be) is three-quarters of the battle and you’ve already conquered that.

It’s clear you are talented and artistic and have been for a very long time. As an architect, your creativity was confined to specific parameters and linear output. Now, you are free from those confines and your art so clearly reflects it. I love the free-form and liberating designs you are coming up with.

Personally, I’ve always thought you were wonderful at sketching. I’ve enjoyed seeing the sketches you’ve done recently and I love when you enhance a piece done in another medium with sketched details, as above. I loved Atlas and know you ave a great, quirky sense of humour; perhaps you could explore designing fantastic/mystic/comic characters for a spell?

I am enjoying the colors and positive energy flowing throughout your projects. In so many ways, your art is journaling this process for you as much as your words and your blog. It would be really cool to see a composite of pieces you’ve done over the past 6-7 months. What would you see? What would your readers see?

Comment by growingmuses

Thank you! Good thoughts…I do enjoy sketching a lot. It is fun to throw random colors and blobs around. It’s not that I feel empty when I do it…but I have a definite sense of searching. I hope that these past months have shown some progress towards experimentation. I won’t say that there has been extraordinary techinical development…but I think that I am more willing to try something out, even if it is a total failure! I sometimes show these…sometimes not. Great food for thought!

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