Saturday, June 24, 2006
I was beginning to think i wouldn't get any art done this weekend. I spent all saturday cleaning the house and overheated the vacuum cleaner.. thought it died but it resurrected itself. Then did loads of boring laundry. They say it's going to rain all this week, so I thought i'ld better get to it. You probably don't want to hear about that part of my weekend LOL... so here is something I did today.
There are a few things I am not satisfied about this scenery. Maybe i'll look on it tomorrow and think it was okay but right now i feel really green.... Still, it would be nice to live in that cabin.. :o)
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
This is what i got to this morning. i haven't drawn anything in years and thought i'ld just muck around with some colour pencils. i think i kinda like it. It's a bit kooky.. lol. took a long time though - 2 hours exactly. Colour pencils aren't my favourite medium because it takes so long but it has the most control which is great.
i think i might go try make a few more. might send them out as raks if i can perservere with a few more. will see how it goes.
i just finished the second atc drawing. i like how he is luminous in blue... i might even do a series of him. i think i'll call him Ludo the Luminous LOL...
Thursday, June 15, 2006
This is one of my favourite pieces. When i show people stuff that i've done, they always seem to pick the ones that are my least favourites. I don't know why and I've often wondered. Maybe someone could clue me in on this.
Anyway, this piece is about finally getting to the edge of the world after climbing the evolutionary ladder(the world representing all things known which has form and conformity), and the desire to let it all go, to release and plunge, merging into infinity. Too bad the guy never actually does it. The irony of it is he is frozen in that piece of artwork unable to realize his dream. For that I am at fault.
The birds... well they came to welcome him or say goodbye. Whichever works better ;o)
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
I never knew what art was about until i learnt about love.
Not love in the sense of I love you and you love me, but love in the sense of loving all things, beings and the universe as i would love myself.
You never really know where the art you create comes from. You may disagree but I won't go into a spiritual discussion about this here. You can try to plan and construct something but in actual fact it comes from an unknown place deep inside you. Through the faculties and personality trait that you think you are or have, some artwork manifests with those traits. The more you love and are able to let go of the boundaries of doership or ownership, the more visible the rays of love appears in the artwork and the more you are able to catch a glimpse of that unknown force. I like to think of art as Love's reflection.
Unconditional love is not as simple as one might understand it to be, yet it is so simple like water flowing through a sieve. You may think you are the sieve but with unconditional love, you become like the water, flowing limitlessly through boundaries. You are not attached to what comes or goes, or appears or does not appear, you are everything and nothing. This might seem unfamilliar to you but these are the motivations of creating art for me.
The reason why "love" works, is that love embraces rather than reject. It enriches, sustains and motivates.
There is a song/poem by Leonard Cohen where one of the lyrics says,
"Love went on and on, until it reached an open door, and love itself, love itself was gone".
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Hi, this is kinda fun... i'll call it my artbox rather than blog, sounds a bit better ;o)
I think i'm going to enjoy writing about art here and seeing thoughts appear. In a lot of ways, you tend to learn a lot about oneself when you write or any other creative art form.
When I first started scenery stamping, i was listening to a lot of country music. Music tends to stop the thinking and mind projections. The mind is a pretty dumb thing. It thinks that it's smart by thinking all the time, but really it thinks up stories, or delusions as i call them, imagined scenarios to fill up time and space. When the mind is noisy, it's hard to see things clearly and worse if you subscribe to the stories as being fact. So music is great for art because it quietens the mind and tricks it for a while.
Lately, i've been art-ing without music. Difficult at first but as i get into the day, the art takes over i guess. I'm really grateful and thankful when some art appears and i get to see what appears. That is the fun part. i won't take credit for what appears because in all honesty, i didn't do it. Something did it when i dissappeared when the thoughts dissappeared.
I like that.. Art appears when i disappeared. Hah.. who would understand what i just said?
Anyway... the scenery i did on the weekend (above) was done with a friend in mind who is having a baby anytime soon. The best sceneries are the ones made to be given away.