Thursday, October 30, 2008

Letting Go

"Strange Bird"
Sketched with a tiny paint brush with no prior
pencil sketch. . part of my "freeing of my form" scary for
those of us who don't like to waste good paper.

"Painting sap buckets on the quotes"
been painting piles of sap buckets lately for the shop
and once when i looked down . . i saw this. . which i LOVED. . and STILL love.
I quickly cut it out of the rest of the newspaper and ran it upstairs to my
scanner. . . and turned it into the tags for the buckets. . and it looked sooooooo
fabulous !
. . and now i would like very much to have it printed out very large.
To me it looks much like something you would see
at MOMA for millions. . :)

"Blues Polka Dots"
This i just really LOVE
and think it also would be fabulous
on a large scale.

( if any one is rich and wants to do this for me
then that would be FABULOUS! :) )

Yes well. . . i have been working on all SORTS of things. . .
experimenting with new styles and ideas
to try and find something really GOOD that will hopefully
keep me inspired for years.
. . . Still looking but i can feel myself getting closer to something
i've been looking for for a long time.

My most favorite artists are the ones who recklessly
abandon all the rules.
Not the ones who do this in an angry or gross way. . but
those who's artwork obviously conveys a freeness
of spirit and genuine love for life's little oddities.
This has been a STRUGGLE for me. .
for ever and ever!
It is hard for me to leave a line i did not MEAN to make. .
but i LOVE it when i see "mistakes" in other work. .
so why not mine!
Let it BE.

I have no idea where this intense desire to loosen
my work will take me. . but i hope it finally lets me go.
Lets be become more the artist i deeply want to be.

The new pieces are recent and i LOVE them . .
and i honestly don't care if NO ONE else does.
This is part of my new work ethic :)
I have always cared deeply what others think and i am DONE with that.
My work is what it is. . and if no one else likes it
i just don't care anymore.

( my mom loves everything i do on at least some level so that helps. :) )



Blogger katie said...

i feel like I could have written most of this! I really struggle with loosening up in my work, I always have. it's always nice to let go of others expectations too.

October 31, 2008 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

I hope your letting go will help you to keep finding all the potential God has blessed you with. Fly with Him with Joy. Loves, mom

October 31, 2008 at 11:49 AM  

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