Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Heart & Soul
I have been making art all my life. Shape and color have provided expression for me for as long as I can remember. I wake up thinking of ways to explore creative ideas and share them with others. Like many artists, I sometimes feel that my work tends to be all over the place. I work in mixed media because I enjoy the processes as much as the finished piece. These days I'm looking for a common thread that ties my work together. I want to focus more on bringing together many complex ideas to a distinct style. This is a challenge that many artists share and it would be helpful to know how others are doing it. I think the first step is to review all work and begin with a list of descriptive words. Then, see what words are repetitive. I am taking an inventory of my art and the words that keep coming up for me are heart and soul. I am beginning to see how those words not only describe the work compositionally but also the passion that I have for creative expression.