I am amidst of wave of change.........a change in my perspective......finding new inspiration, broadening my scope, dipping in to the vast seas of various artistic possibilities and also of life. Even though I am proud of the things I paint/create it's merely a wee part of the things I can do or would like to tackle. My hands are itching to twist some wire or sew a stitch or hammer a nail or mold some clay or play with photos or suddenly be completely and utterly inspired by something I find I can do by mere trial and error. I don't want to be a stagnant artist - a one note - I have always been someone who wants to do everything...right now! BUT with the overwhelming desire to do that comes a bit of a muddle as I think "which thing should I do first?" Ye olde monkey brain where the monkey doesn't just sit in one tree for a while, oh no, it has to keep going from vine to vine so fast it's a blur. There aren't enough hours in the day.
I want to orchestrate a symphonic bliss of creative happiness for myself by trying new "notes" and new "phrases" in various processes and challenges I give myself artistically and personally. I want the sounds I hear to be my own joy resonating through my soul. Not that my current art doesn't do that for me now but there is more in my repetoire I've not done yet or for a while for one reason or another. What am I waiting for?
I am currently in process of working on cards, folded 6 1/2 x 5 greeting cards w/envelopes with images attached to the front of things I've drawn, painted or taken a photo of. Though that is not a far reach it enables me to capture those things on a smaller scale and make them available to a broader audience. When I have these packets completed and in my shop (and hopefully elsewhere)it will be the time I begin this feeling of reaching deepier in to the idea bank in my head.
It's all part of the process. Many people don't want to stay in just one single place....we all need to move around in our artistic worlds with our eyes wide open and our hearts receptive to new and adventurous inspirations. It's trial and error.....it's trying to do something new that may, in fact, fail.....but at least you tried. Then one wonderous moment it happens.....the planets align, the Universe is smiling and there it is.......whatever it is you've done......and you just know it's right.
Things in life can leave you feeling half empty sometimes......things can come at you with the speed of a comet when you least expect it. (as has happened in my family recently) It can change your personal and artistic course for a time while you deal with whatever it is or heal from whatever it was. This we cannot avoid. It is what we do afterwards that makes the greatest difference.
With love and the hope you will always challenge yourself to reach for the stars!