Posts Tagged ‘sunday’

Play along with me, introspect!

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Play along with me??
In the movie I am watching this morning because I don’t want to get my self out of bed the lady just said, “You can tell a lot about a person by the art that they make”. I think its true. In many cases, or all cases? I dunno, If I examine my own work, which is varied, I just get confused. But I think its a good exercise, If you are an artist, here is a little exercise for you to do. Look at the work you have currently hanging on your studio wall or work space or in progress on your easel or your work table and pretend that you are someone else. Someone who does not know you and imagine what they might think of the artist who created it. Write those things down and keep them for yourself, to help you determine whether what you are creating is tied in with who you are or what you want to say or express. Post your thoughts if you care to in your own blog (link back here so I can read too) or share them here in my blog.

what I’m working on:
sugar skull munny

Do you find that the statement “You can tell a lot about a person by the art that they make” is true? Does this exercise give you some clarity or ability to see your creations differently? Do you know someone who’s art clearly reflects who they are? Is the work you did ten years ago different? have you matured artistically or just improved your skills? Is there a difference? Is the content or the media the same? I’m interested!, if you have images to post too, that would be cool.

I’m going to do the exercise myself a little later today and maybe I will share my thinking with you if it seems relevant.

come on. play along!! Its funday sunday!!

Sugar Skull munny in progress

To make this more interesting, I will send an original work of art and a package of goodies to the response I find most compelling in one way or another. Later today or tomorrow I’ll post a pic of the package.

I’ll give this about a week ;D

CBS Sunday morning and weaver birds

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

I wish CBS Sunday morning was on everyday.

I woke up to the sound of the weaver birds who have built a nest up under the palm tree in our backyard. The male bird is gorgeous and the nests are a marvel.

An art bud told me about these

"In Japanese tradition, the figure was given as a gift when someone started on a new path/goal/adventure/etc. When the goal/etc was committed to, you would paint the left eye of the figure. When the goal was achieved, you’d paint the right eye."

Working on paintings and figures, I’m predictable.