Friday, January 08, 2010
It has been awhile I know. I guess I have been doing alot of thinking about art. And getting quiet to realize what it is that I am passionate about and want to share. For me color is a driving element, followed closely by texture, form and pattern. I think with my training as a textile designer these things will always be with me. I started thinking about my wreaths and I what I love about them. Again, color plus the different textures and materials.
I tend to get caught up with what "everyone" else is doing. About whatever the "trend" may be. I tend to be very curious about artists who sell alot of art. I have realized that it is o.k. to be curious and try and learn a thing or two from established artists but it should end there. I really am so inspired by all of the beauty that is created. However, I don't want to try and analyze what drives and inspires them. I just need to know what drives and inspires me and go from there. When I see established artists work in a certain style and subject I sometimes wonder if they ever get bored with doing that particular thing. I think I worry that I could become bored with doing the same style work. Like does someone who creates bird art and is known for this ever just want to go and paint portraits? I guess there is no one saying you can't do this. Or maybe it is just me and I am just thinking too much. Which I have a tendency to do.
I did open a shop for my art. There is nothing in there at the moment but I will let you know when there is. It may be awhile.
I did want to mention micromovements. SARK talks about this in her books. Small movements that lead to big actions. Here is a short article on this simple but powerful tool. What is a micromovement?