Collaboration of Resources

4/9/15 Notes to Myself: “You can’t create in a vacuum. Life gives you the material and dreams can propel new beginnings.” -Byron Pulsifer Life does give one “material”. I love that! However, this often means I need time in quiet to distill the multitude of material that can be contained in a day vying for […]

Creativity

3/5/15 Notes to Myself:Creativity is part of my nature. Although, I don’t always acknowledge my creative potential. By denying this innate capability I deny a vast range of opportunity and on some level avoid accepting responsibility for my life. The fact is, I always have choice. I always have creativity. On any given day I […]

Expectations

“…expectations based on the work itself are the most useful tool the artist possesses.” What you need to know about the next piece is contained in the last piece. The place to learn about your materials is in the last use of your materials…..Put simply, your work is your guide: a complete, comprehensive, limitless reference […]

Art Making, Uncertainty and Tolerance

“Uncertainty is the essential, inevitable and all-pervasive companion to your desire to make art. And tolerance for uncertainty is the prerequisite to succeeding.” Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland As this week unfolds I consider how “uncertainty”  and “tolerance” are incorporated into my painting. Questions for consideration: How do I relate to […]