The Creative Self: Shadows and Sunlight

Friday, April 15, 2011

Printmaking - getting "Zoned" in a medium not my forte

Its funny the way things happen sometimes. These past few weeks I've been in a printmaking class. It is interesting but it feels a little rushed and I don't really think it is my strongest suit. I don't exactly hate it but don't really like it either. There were a total of three printing projects... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Busy busy baby! Gabby's composite is finally complete!

My new favorite technique - the composite. This one is of my grandaughter. I plan to begin doing these for people for a fee VERY SOON. I will be seeking volunteers who will let me do one for them on the condition that they promote them for me. Deciding what to charge. Have any input? Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 4, 2011

stupid stupid stupid

Have you ever looked at what you do, whether it is artwork or writing, and fail to see any value in it whatsoever? Even when other people seem to see the good in what you have done, sometimes if you are very critical of your work, it will be hard to see anything but your shortcomings. While it is... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

ruined forever?

Since I have been taking art and photography classes, I have started to notice things about artwork and photography that I didn't see before. I look for certain elements and what I like or don't like about the piece. This is a good thing, I think. On the other hand, I'm not sure if it has sort of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 28, 2011

there are things that call to you

when you hear or see them, they make you feel at home. you feel inspired. It may be some incredibly beautiful music, a painting, poem, book or movie, a moment in a croweded place. Something inside you resonates when you encounter this, something you can't put your finger on. It is like a bubble,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 21, 2011

dropped drawing class

When I was a teen, I learned to draw. I studied a book called "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" and did every excercise in the book up to a certain point. I still have that book today. It opened up a door for me in that it changed the way I perceived things. I also gained a sense of... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Photography... discovering my passion

I have been taking a digital photography course and am in a photography section of the art program (which covers 6 disciplines.) I am finding that photography is my passion. Below is some of the work I have submitted. Your critiques are appreciated. 1. a portrait using back light 2. a portrait using... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

project 2 and 2a

15 to 20 'thumbnail' sketches of various objects in the yard, garden and woods were made. From the 15, certain ones were selected and put together to create this pen and ink contour drawing. In part b, the pen and ink contour drawing was used to create another, more abstract painting. Specifically... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Painting project 2 "deep space"

random cylinders, cones, spheres and rectalinear shapes that give the illusion of receeding into deep space. Acrylic. Try not to laugh too hard, it is only my second painting. =D Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 3, 2011

'drawing' projects - creating a sense of movement with establishment of

dominant, subdominant and accent project 1 project 2 Sign in to see full entry.

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