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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Since my mother pasted away

It's been 10 months since my mother pasted away. And with that it seems all my inspiration, imagination, and incentive have past away also. No....I am not depressed....just no ideas come to mind when it comes to painting!

I did do a few projects.

One of them being a Key West Subway Art (or topography) that is going into my living room.

Another project was for my grand-daughter for Christmas it was a wood kitchenette that I painted.

Before:                                          After:

I guess these are little steps to getting back to my Art.

But I think this just sums it all up, by Ira Grass

"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners. I wish someone had told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get pass this phase; they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know that its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you finish one piece. It’s only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take a while. It’s normal to take a while. You just gotta fight your way through."

JUST DO IT !!!!!

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1 comment:

desNotes said...

Great advice! I go through the same feelings from a technically creative point of view. What should I build? What small project will contribute to my overall goal?

I agree that the best thing to do is to keep producing.