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Sunday, August 23, 2009


I don't know about you - but I need to create on a fairly regular basis or I get very cranky. Must have that creative fix or else. To make matters worse, lately the creative fix is getting less satisfying. I think the need to make a living with my art is making it all feel like product. Need to put the fun back in creating without loosing sight of my big goals.

Making art for art's sake is 1 way to go - but it still doesn't take the pressure away from the need to be art smart and make it all count. So I'm going to really lower the bar for myself. My goal will be to create "bad art" and lots of it! Take the stress out of creating: sub worthy, portfolio worthy, award winning, saleable, marketable, will they like it, etc. creations. It can be trash worthy. Maybe I'll post it or maybe I'll just toss it. Enjoying the process again is what's important.

Feeling totatlly in awe of the guys on http://pageadaysketches.blogspot.com/
If you're not familiar with this blog I reccomend taking a gander... and they call them mere sketches! Not too intimidating. Yes I know visiting this blog may be totally detrimental to my bad art goal.


Ginger*:) said...

You gave me a laugh for today. Your art is lovely and should be shared, but I realize the need to just
DO stuff and not have it count. I am a mostly digital artist, but when stress gets in the way I have only to walk over to the other side of my small studio and just PAINT with the real stuff. It always loosens me up, and it may not be portfolio worthy, but the process is what counts on those days.

Keep your brush going ! I love what you can do.

Tara McClendon said...

Sometimes we all need to do that--step back and find the fun. Good luck.

Madonna Davidoff said...


I agree with you with that idea about making art and just enjoying the process. I sometimes become too much of a perfectionist so it helps when I try not to think too much of the product. I also get cranky if I don't "create" on a daily basis. It's not easy being an artist.. right? But it's fun and and also therapeutic-don't you think so?