Posted by: emily
on Feb 23, 2010
Do you know how complicated it is to describe how my creative mind works? I really cannot answer the question about "How do you think of these things?" (Because I'm wired that way.....?) It is sometimes vague and changes from minute to minute. It involves multitudes of mini-decisions - up, down, dull, colorful, tall, short, thick, thin, what materials, which techniques, etc. However, the process of making art, from the mind's eye to execution, is just delicious!
There is challenge and problem-solving. It is very satisfying. There is an idea which evolves and becomes a finished piece. This is very rewarding. There is working to translate a virtual thought into a reality, making something from nothing. This is very exciting. The process feeds my soul, lets me express myself and is why I am an artist.
Sound at all familiar?
on Feb 16, 2010
The life of an artist feels very schizophrenic. We almost always have to admit that we have multiple personality traits. We are driven toward our art work and we are doing it in isolation. We are out in the world doing "regular life" things and we are social beings. We love to communicate and we relish personal quiet and alone time. We are totally motivated to share our work, although we feel exposed. Our artwork is, after all, about ourselves. We savor the process, by ourselves, of doing our art and we enjoy and feel compelled to seek reactions from viewers of our finished products.
Who are we? How do we balance the sometimes opposite multiple facets of our lives?