Thursday, December 4, 2008

Flow

The title of this piece is Flow and go with the flow is how I feel today and most days. To continue yesterday's post, I am often conflicted as to which task I should try to accomplish on any given day. Often I am too tired at the end of the work day to do much in the evening. Come home after working all day, lately running around to different sites in the city, taking a train then a bus for one hour or more, walking the dog, feeding the animals then myself. I hate to whine but by then I am exhausted and usually don't have much energy left for the things I really want to do like make art, sing and play guitar, write songs, talk to friends or family that I haven't been in touch with for too long, if they are even speaking to me at this point!

I have accomplished a lot in my life as an artist. I've had numerous one person shows, have sold lots of work and have several collectors. I have so much work that I don't have space to store that I recently gave work to my family when I had to move out of my studio. I even thought of not making art anymore because I haven't had any shows for almost two years and can't bear the thought of making more stuff that will take up space that I don't have. But now I have this new show to plan and make art for and I'm actually looking forward to it. The trick is clearing a path to the studio in my apartment that has become the junk room and getting in there and creating new work that inspires me to go on and feel good about life. Because I would really be nothing without making art. It's who I am, what I breathe, my  soul...... my flow...........

6 comments:

deb said...

It is like seeing oneself reflected, I found you through Paula's blog, but I too am busy and trying to reclaim my studio which has been under construction and at the bottom of the list for months now... good luck and I look forward to seeing your new work!

Liz Curtin said...

Hi Deb, Yes another day at work and not at home/studio doing my real work! I feel for you. Time for both of us to bite the bullet and reclaim our studio space. Do you have a blog or website?

self taught artist said...

first of all, tod and i LOVE your piece. He's like 'wow' she's really good!'

when I read all you have accomplished and how you feel about making art I feel exactly the same way and I am just a beginner in comparison... often in my blog I have spoken about the dilemma I feel about having it all sitting around and how bothersome it is for me to keep making more if I can't get it out there.

i guess all one can do is keep doing and adapt and search and adjust yes?

Liz Curtin said...

Hi Paula, Funny but I said the same thing when I first saw your work! I was so impressed. Thank you and Tod for the compliment. I really appreciate it.

It's not how long you've been making art that counts, it's the quality and the content that matters. You have both hands down and should feel really good about that and not focus on the amount of time you've been doing it. Can't wait to see more.

Life is one big adjustment..........

deb said...

liz, yes i do blog... www.dryadart.wordpress.com

Liz Curtin said...

Hi Deb, I just took a look at your site and all I can say is WOW! Wish I had time this morning to look at all you posts but I have to get ready to go teach two collage classes where I'll be showing them your acrylic transfer technique. Haven't seen that before. Can't wait to try it out.

Thanks for putting me on your blog list. You'll be on mine in a few minutes......