Sunday, July 13, 2014



It's a quiet Sunday morning. The sun hasn't come through the clouds yet.   I've been wandering in and out of blogs and looking back through my own.  I chose this photo that I took earlier in the spring as I thought it was a good one for this particular post....The flower shows you how perfectly nature was thought out in Creation.  
That brings me to what is it exactly that I want my art to say?  And what do I want my art to be?  I do love working in art journal format  but I don't want it to become a scrapbook.  I find art journaling to be a very meditative activity.  It is also fun....not to leave that out.  Sometimes, I can't get the inspiration in my head down on paper fast enough....and if I don't, it often leaves me and I move on to something else.  I hate when that happens. 

Don't you ask yourself why you're here? 

 I do feel that art is a way of making my mark on the life...this is who I am and why I was here and I hope you like what I have to say or, perhaps, understand a little better who I am and things I care about. I don't use many words in my art journals; I hope the art tells you the story. On the other hand, what I've painted may have particular meaning to me....but to the viewer, it's just a painting. 
 I don't want my art to be "kitschy".  Surfing blogs of artists can be intimidating.  Do I use "time" as an excuse for not committing to doing work outside a journal...a canvas or larger painting on paper?  I'm always saying I don't have enough time....If I devoted more time...would my work be better, would I work more slowly and carefully.  I don't know.  I think it's more about...would the art on the canvas be good enough...that's always been my struggle on many levels...being good enough. 

  We are a society that moves so fast that we don't often stop and think...and then it's too late.  That's my Sunday morning reflection.


Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi, I wouldn't worry about making a particular statement with art.. I think you should do what comes naturally. it is flowing out of you just as it is.. it is real, honest, and just right. It does not have to please anyone but yourself... it is a release and a taking in. there should be no rules when it comes to art.
and your Rhododendron is beautiful, just as it was meant to be.

simply blue said...

Gwen...thank you so much for your comment. It means more than you know.