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processing process.

while working in the studio last night i pondered my thoughts on art making. as i plucked from the pile of ephemera before me, i maneuvered different combinations of colors, shapes, and sizes. sometimes i mutter the phrase, 'now, that's kinda nice.' more often than not, though, i struggle. determined to use a certain piece of scrap for that extra graphic umph, i sometimes get too caught up into what i THiNK will work visually. at this point i clear the slate. like an etchasketch, gone. and then, almost always, i quickly reposition the same parts into a completely different composition, much to my liking. sometimes the mind just needs to reboot.


studio view



these moments are often euphoric. a sense of satisfaction washes over me, as if i just solved a puzzle inside my head. it's as though i just took a shot of whiskey and the sudden rush of warmth hit my belly, giving me a confidence i didn't have 2 minutes before.


work in progress



my process often takes precedence over the actual art object itself. i've gladly purged many artworks, either because i find them pitifully juvenile, or simply don't have the space to store them. but, to me, the greatest satisfaction comes from doing battle with my mind...and winning, (at least for that moment in time) after all, i know i can't plug out pure 'masterpieces' EVERY time. the rest is just practice.


work in progress

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tusenoch
Feb. 11th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
i couldn't have said it better!
the process is so important...
+ the feeling when you get it right
{to your own satisfaction} is amazing!

i get compliments on my work often enough {+ that's all good or great}
... but when i feel like complimenting my own work = wow!
jiggy dancing interspersed with standing respectfully in front of work with dignified pride + a smile i can't hide
artworkslive
Feb. 12th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
yah yah..
us artists, we're our own toughest critics, that's for sure.

'..jiggy dancing interspersed with standing respectfully in front of work with dignified pride + a smile i can't hide.'

HAHAHA
well said..
aviator
Feb. 12th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
it's a match
>>>at this point i clear the slate. like an etchasketch, gone. and then, almost always, i quickly reposition the same parts into a completely different composition, much to my liking. sometimes the mind just needs to reboot.

I ain't no artist but I know of what you speak of. Sometimes just starting all over is the key to accomplishment.
artworkslive
Feb. 12th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
Re: it's a match
oh yes..artist or no artist,
anyone can beat a dead horse.
sometimes ya just gotta throw up your arms and admit defeat, and then look for another animal to browbeat..
livingasart
Feb. 13th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
heya!
ALL VERY COOL! your musings and pics!

did you see MY new Art? the Agent just e-mailed me and they DIG it all, i'm SO EXCITED!

---g!xxx
artworkslive
Feb. 13th, 2006 08:13 am (UTC)
Re: heya!
yea for you!!!
livingasart
Feb. 13th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
Re: heya!
thank you sweetie! have a WONDERFULLY FAB week!

e-mail me and let's catch up! ----g! xxx
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