Motivation – That Which Keeps Me Working. Hi! I have been wondering how personal motivation contributes to overcoming artist block. Put another way, I would like to examine what motivates me and keeps me plugging away at my art. By looking at what motivates me, both positive and not so positive, I might learn something about making art […]
Category: Just Thinking
Articles about art in particular or just personal musings…somewhat art related.
Part Of Artistic Growth. Experiencing a bout of “Artist Block”? It’s OK, it happens to many of us and even some of the greats so there is no reason to quit! I hope by sharing with you that this is a perfectly normal, of not frustrating, part of artistic growth, then you and I can […]
Contemplating nature – as in spending a few days out camping, being quiet and thinking about life, trees, birds and painting titles. While contemplating, an exciting thing happened. I had a moment of insight in how titles can suggest different meanings for paintings. I wondered, how had I not had this insight before? Contemplating Nature […]
The “Why Paint” Question Why do I ask the “why paint” question? I came across two blog posts* that asked similar questions regarding “why”. The question sparked my brain cells. I’ve been “riffing” on this idea for the past two days! So why draw and paint? Why go through all the self doubt that seems […]
Thinking About Perfection and Seth Godin Perfection…is it a good thing? I was fixing my second (or was it third?) cup of espresso this morning. Into my head popped the thought that I bet Seth Godin’s blog posts aren’t perfect everyday. I wonder what his percentages are; how many times does he hit it out […]
Abstraction – What? Early on, I thought I’d explore abstraction. I had never purposefully studied abstraction and wanted to know what it was about. I didn’t even know the difference between abstract and non-objective abstract. Defined, or Not. I looked up definitions for abstraction. Abstraction is the result of a process…and it gets much more […]