As I said in the past, my creative endeavors tend toward the visual. I do some writing, but it’s not where I’m the most comfortable or what gives me the most satisfaction.
When I need a quick regrouping, or distraction you may find yourself on the receiving end of a stupid graphic (my poor dog!)
The photos are placed in a collage . They are several pictures of my dog saying silly things, one is imitating the sphinx, another is hogging my bed, another he has eaten my newspaper and the other he has Clark Kent glasses on and complaining about cell phones and no phone booths.
Sometimes I may feel like I want to illustrate a point, but it takes a process:
This is a collage of the logo of the brain for Heart and Mind Monday in four different pictures each a progression of the other. It starts out black and white and ends as the actual logo of a multicolored brain made of continuous swirling lines.It is framed in black.
Then I also just need release on a regular basis… sometimes it takes weeks and is a very gradual process. This is the one I prepared for this post:
This is a photo of a piece I made of matchboxes each covered in different types of papers and lined up side by side in a grid format of 6×8 boxes. Each has a different paper and multiple small items I have collected over the years. For example there are scrabble letters, small cross sections of branches, bottle caps, lockets, peace sign charm, foreign coins, empty miniature spools and gem stones.The first picture is the draft of the project and the second photo is the project framed in a black shadow box frame.
I ended up cutting it down for the end result. I often don’t finish things but that’s part of the process too, yes? That’s how it flies for me… I do art when I need a release and can’t get it through exercise for a plethura of reasons…exercise has always worked best for me. I try not to keep art only for the uptight times as I don’t want to associate it with my moodiness… but no denying it does help…
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