Monday, July 12, 2010

Needing Creativity Fairy to visit me

I haven't created anything in real life for a while now and I'm feeling like every time I'm ready to do it, something has come up. My summer has become increasingly busy, but I really miss sitting down with my pencil or brush or VisTablet pen to create something tangible. Oh, I do a lot of creating in my head. Masterpieces, each and every one I assure you... ha ha  but I really need a kick in the creative butt to get me going again! Sometimes all this responsibility sucks the fun right out of everything, doesn't it?

I haven't done any moving lately upstairs to my new studio room either. I cleared it out some but now with swimming lessons, the garden coming in full swing, new super great dog, trips to the zoo, etc. I just haven't had the time. One minute melts into the next and before you know it, it's bedtime already.

I tell ya, everytime I watch the show Work of Art I get inspired. Just seeing other people create gets me going. Is anyone watching that? I know you are, Theresa, if you're reading this. I really like Abdi's work and he really thinks about the challenge, and I think Mark has a really great personality and his Photoshop skills are impressive. For some reason Miles just annoys me. I don't really get Nicole's work so far and Nao from the get go seemed like she thought hers was the best and would win, I'm kinda glad to see her go. I like Erik and can relate somewhat not being formally trained and all. I liked John, Jaime Lynn was ok, but her last piece was kinda a let down. Jaclyn to me is a talented young artist but is very much an exhibitionist and that turns me off. Trong was different and I would have liked to have seen more, I liked him. Ryan is pretty good but seems to be taking the role of artist to heart with his "look" and that kinda over shadows his work. Judith was kinda crazy, but entertaining. I liked it that she bugged Miles... ha ha. Poor Amanda had her bad day on the first challenge.

I think the show ought to go like this: All the artists remain for the entire season, winning and losing the challenges and the winner is picked at the end from a compilation of all their wins and losses together, not from one bad day. Everybody has off days, it's a shame to have someone tossed out because of their bad day, like John, Amanda and Jaime Lynn. Art is subjective and I think most of what the judges say is a load of B.S. Sometimes you can tell the artist getting the critique is like "yeah, that's what it means" all the while thinking 'Look man, I just created something that I hope doesn't get me thrown off the show'. Can't art just be pretty (or ugly) and evoke a personal response sometimes? Why does it have to actually have a meaning all the time? Maybe that's why I'm still a starving artist.. ha ha.


  1. Love that show, I definitely think Abdi is going to win :)

    During the school year we always say, when the summer comes we will do this and that and get tog. with people and life will be easier but when the summer comes around evitably there are the vacations, swim lessons, camps of every sort, visitors, gardening, more cooking, kids home all the time, more cleaning, organising, I rarely get any art done in the summer. But it is nice to enjoy the longer days and the lovely sunshine. :)

    Have a lovely sunny day, T. :)

  2. I love the show, too. Adbi and Miles are my favorites (and in my opinion, the two most talented). I think it will essentially come down to those two in the end. Hope the show encourages you to create something of your own. I watch it twice each week (once with the hubby so we can discuss the pieces as we watch and once on my own) and it always inspires me to work on new things. :) Theresa

  3. I'm watching work of art too, but here in Canada we are 3 weeks behind - I think...I just watched the 3rd episode with the book covers. I still don't know them by name. Judith was a bit of a kook with that Jane Austen cover, lol! I don't get most 'art' either, which explains me being a 'starving artist' too, haha!

    Don't worry about not creating anything in a while. It's summer, and there are so many other things to take care of. When you are ready, you will get back to it. Creativity doesn't leave you, it will wait until you are good and ready.
    meanwhile, enjoy life!


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