A new beginning and new resolutions & ideas...or so i thought...
It's funny how each passing year i feel the need to move forward and try to find something new...a new technique or new style.
But the funny thing is... It never quite works that way.
Just like in my personal life (outside of art)...the same ol' gotta lose weight, eat healthier and save money... sound familiar? ha ha
Same sad song that never really stops looping. DOH!
I began reviewing old photos i had taken during my recent travels, read through old notebooks with sketch ideas and even spent time asking friends and family what past pieces were their favorites.
I was hoping to find old sparks to lite new fires... but, nada!
There wasn't the same passion and motivation there for me, which scared me a little...since i have been so busy taking on- line College courses, I feared I needed a break... a break from everything...But, a break from doing what i love most?...Nope!
Thats can not happen!
I realize now, like every other year and every other section of my life... I fear change, but change is what i need most... or is it?
I decided to go on line, the world wide web and watch various artists' Youtube videos... what is in style? What tools and supplies are artists using? etc etc
I need to find MY THING! I love acrylic with crazy amounts of deatail in bright colour and depth but i also love watercolour... the magic of water and overlaping colours with a (let's call it...) loose approach. And my beads and ceramics... whatever mood strikes me, I guess. :)
When I'm working on a piece, I am in the moment, dont be confused, and i seem to enjoy it, but am never quite satisfied with the end result... So, what am i missing? and what am i doing wrong? or right?
How do i find MY THING???
That is my one new year's question?
I guess, like every year past... we are who we are...I am who i am, and as long as i keep trying and continue to make new goals and find new roads...I'll continue to do what i love, regardless of a "perfect" outcome.
All this time, thinking that i never made major changes for fear of change or just jot having the motivation to "stick to it"
Stick to what? Motivation for what?
I love what i do.......
So, this year... I'm going to just have fun with painting and creating...and THAT... will be...MY THING! :)
Just pleasure and creativity!
After all, you can't teach an old dog, new tricks. ha ha