Thursday, April 30, 2009
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Monday, April 27, 2009
Enjoying the Ride
Have you ever felt over-inspired? Sometimes I spend so much time absorbed in the blogs and websites of all the talented and gifted creative people out there that it somehow becomes very overwhelming. I end up with so many ideas and know so much about everyone else that I just end up will a mass of confusion and it all leads to feelings of inadequacy. It is something that has really been strangling my own creativity lately - comparing my work, and my stage in this journey with others - wondering will I ever be like they are? To a point, it is so helpful exploring the creative worlds of other artists, to see what is possible - it can be encouraging to see that others have done this, so I can too! But I think it needs to be left at that - I find when I start comparing myself, and my work with other artists I get such an overwhelming feeling of anxiety, my stomach churns all day, and suddenly I put so much pressure on myself to create. I feel that I should have done so much more already, that I am so far behind everybody else - but the more pressure I feel under, the less I seem to create, and the worse I feel. I want to enjoy the journey, to stop reaching for something that I may never get. We are always reaching out at something, wanting more - and too often forget about the wonderful journey we are on. Today I went into my studio with nothing in my mind other than the phrase 'Enjoy the Ride'.. Here is the result..
Hurry up! Michele Maule is having a moving sale at her Etsy shop from now until May 10th. Select items are 20-50% off, prices are as marked! Yummy... I'm in love with this one; the hours seem to fly away (very suitable for her sale). Isn't this girl's art great ? So inspired by her everyday.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Believe it or not, I only added the right arm and the hair to this monster girl. Her bodyparts arranged themselves spontaneously on my desk (even the legs). The trunk of the tree is a scrap that resulted from cutting out some ovals long time ago. The flower is made from the negative of the top part of her crown. The nest, the bird and the little moon at the top left were also freely born. I should call it "Spontaneous Generation", or maybe I can use that name for a set of all my pieces that were freely born. In art, sometimes accidents are necessary.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Head Of Pond Road, by Grant Haffner
Plank, by Leah Giberson
For Two, Leah Giberson
Five finalists in the contest...one of them was just crowned and she gives support to the fat, short one while still looking at the camera. The one at her right admires her too much. The other two, don't care much. Excitement, fanfare, femininity, vanity, and tackiness.
6 x 6 inches, acrylic and paper on MDF board, soon for sale
The inspiration for this one ? Mi little GIRL being too GIRLY yesterday around older GIRLS.
Friday, April 24, 2009
In her own words:
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Acrylic and vinyl cutouts on MDF board, 12 x 12 inches, soon for sale.
Just another random picture of the Case Study House # 22 nowadays. Tikimama was nice enough to send me this !!!! I just wish Shag himself would reply to all the comments here regarding his painting and the house. Does anyone know him personally ?
See you tonight with my new piece.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Can you believe the similitude between this two images ? This first one is from Shag. No comments...amazing like all his work.
I found this second one via moondoggie. Love her blog, by the way. If you haven't, it's worth taking a look. This picture was taken by Julius Shulman. Ever amazing... same windows, architecture, view, atmosphere, people, even the big planter outside as in Shag's (except there's nobody dancing naked in this one). I just noticed it's night time in both too. Shag's got a moon; the picture's got a round ceiling lamp that resembles a moon anyway. Wow...such synchronicity.
Today, I've been working on a piece I can't wait to share. I'm waiting until tomorrow night because it'll hopefully appear on Cathy Nichols' blog on Friday and I don't want to spoil the surprise. This week's theme is TASTE. See you tomorrow night my seven followers !
Monday, April 20, 2009
I'm back !! (Please read the previous post first) I was just googling The Jetsons to see if I could find something nice about them to post. I got this video. Enjoy (and remember) the child in you !!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Hello everyone ! (If there's actually somebody else but my three followers out there...ha ha ha). What a busy week I've had. My sister and her boyfriend came over to visit us, like I said before. We were in Niagara Falls, London, of course, Oakville and Toronto. I barely had time to finish my Found Art project last week, and here I am, finding new inspiration as always. Amazing how it is everywhere! I'm sharing some of the pictures with you...the trip, my family, the places. Just a few.