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Busy creating, busy thinking and planning

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted. -Henri Matisse

I’ve been quite busy as of late. Busy creating, busy thinking and busy planning. I am working on several pieces right now to complete a series I’ve had in mind for some time now.

All this is in preparation to submit these pieces somewhere.

It is far too easy to get caught up on the internet with social media and all the other great things the internet has to offer.

I have had to step back for a bit to clear my mind as I work towards finishing these works. This way, I know it is all mine.

Abstract art is so much more than throwing some random paint colors onto a canvas and it has been challenging but rewarding at the same time.

Pretty soon I will be ready to put these works online and start sending these out to see if they can be shown somewhere. I hope you artists that read my blog have a day filled with creativity and imagination.

Until my next update.

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

Like a perfect cup of Joe, it takes time to brew

Yes, I will admit this proudly. I love coffee. All flavors and it’s the perfect beverage well for me just about any time of the day or night.

For the coffee lovers out there, you know what I mean. The tantalizing aroma of a pot brewing is something that has me looking forward to hearing that beeping sound of my coffee pot telling me that it is ready and just right.

Sometimes creating art for me is a lot like brewing a pot of coffee. That is what I call my process of the middle stages of a piece of art I am working on.

I have the idea or inspiration in mind. I gather my materials and I get started. Somewhere in this process I need to stop for a bit. It could last an hour or a day or more. It really all depends on the piece.

I must take a step back, not really because I am stuck but I need to brew this concept for a bit longer before I can finish it.

So I go and do something else, I tackle on another task, we artists never run out of things “to do”. 

I take a drive, a nap, read or just something that is not the major focus on the art.

I think about a lot of things however, that is inevitable.

I think about past experiences, other people’s experiences that I know about, life in general, what is happening in the world.

And just like that beeping sound of my coffee pot telling me my coffee is ready, I hear that in my head and I know I am ready to complete this piece.

When I go back to the art piece I am working on, it flows smoothly and I really don’t stop until I am finished. I don’t stop until I am satisfied and know this is what it was meant to be.

Here are some examples of when there was some “brewing time” needed before I felt it was complete.

 

Sell Art Online

Monday Morning Rush (Click on image to see in greater detail)

Art Prints

All is Fair… (Click on image to see in greater detail)

Art Prints

Shattered Silence (Click on image to see in greater detail)

Sell Art Online

Love (Click on image to see in greater detail)

Ok, now I am off to drink me a Cup o’Joe!

Photography Prints

Okay, maybe it’s going to be more than just one. Happy Sunday!