Back to the drawing board


Life is funny sometimes. Just when you think you have it all figured out, something happens to throw you in a spin and leaves you dizzy, confused of your surroundings and has you wondering, “What just happened?”

I have been thinking and thinking about art and my part in it trying to figure out what is the best use of my time.

What can I do to get my art seen by others and how best to promote my art. At the same time, I am working hard to keep my creative juices flowing as I delve into new projects and mediums.

I have to tell you, it has been a challenge.

I think many artists struggle with this at one time or another. I’m not well known as an artist at this point in time and I’m also still trying to work out my niche. The questions can be daunting at times.

What does my art mean for me? What can it mean for others? Why would anyone want to buy this piece of art? What can I do to make my art unique and stand out?

I think all artists have these questions nagging  in the back of their minds at some point.

Given the competition out there, these are questions every artist should ask, wouldn’t you agree?

I have taken a few weeks to think about these issues and to reflect and as I am doing that I am working on several new pieces.

I just wanted to touch base with those of you who read me now, to say I’m still here, just busy creating.

I hope all is well with you and like Arnold says, in the movie Terminator, “I’ll be back…”

All Life is ART if you look close enough- Brigitte Cadena

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2 thoughts on “Back to the drawing board”

  1. Well said Brigitte!
    In fact for me your words resonate so completely with what I’ve been through the last few weeks. I’m happy to hear your doing well as you are “mulling” things over in your space. Aside from having a sever head cold and computer meltdown (thankful there’s “the cloud”) I had a major “awakening” that my camera capabilities are antiquated. Not being a “techie” it came after many many hours of work and sent me into a sort of “tailspin” for a few days. I’ve since upgraded and am learning my way around this amazing new piece of “god know what” *S*.
    But more specifically toward your point while I take personal enjoyment in creating there is the desire for some type of “recognition”. Personally I think to create great art (e.g. photography) you do not have to live in a “scenic” touristy area that so often are featured in galleries or magazines. By tapping into our imagination and utilizing simple objects we may find in unique ways with basic lighting effects, can make a great work in my opinion. A unique stone, or leaf, or thrift store artifact brought into a different/neutral environment can open up a world of possibilities. That seems right now the direction that I’m headed in and what result it will yield only time will tell.
    Best of wishes !!…bill

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