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She’s crafty! 15 June 2008

Filed under: art,crafts — creativecat @ 10:25 am
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I’ve been doing a lot of work on crafty things this week.

I finished making felted beads for a bracelet. Unfortunately, I’m all out of felt now and can’t find it for sale anywhere near me. I need to order some online or pick some up from Wild Fibre the next time I’m in Savannah. Despite poking my fingers with the needles many many times, I really enjoy felting.

I was also inspired to work on a mixed media piece that’s really more of a joke than real art. I call it “What the Bottle Blonde Bitch Stole” after a piece i saw in Lump Gallery First Friday.

It’s nowhere near finished. I’m just enjoying working with the materials. I forgot how much I like the smell of oil pastels. A lot of art supplies have really noxious smells like spray fix or mineral spirits, but not oil pastels.

Another bonus of working on “What the Bottle Blonde Bitch Stole” is it’s giving me ideas for more serious pieces. I think I’ll probably start on a portrait of Mike next. Maybe I’ll call it “What Memorial Health Killed” just to keep with the naming convention.


Getting back into my art 23 November 2007

Filed under: art,design,personal — creativecat @ 10:15 am
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I’m not sure why but it feels like art school can really kill your desire to create and enjoy it. The last art exhibition I went to there was an artist whose work was finger painting. He was letting people use his studio and materials to create their own work. As I watched him and other visitors work and the main thing I thought was, “Where are your thumbnails? What about doing some value and color studies first?” I couldn’t seem to comprehend letting go and being spontaneous with art.

I’ve been out of school for more than six months and I’m just now feeling the need to make art. Since I left school, it feels like I’ve only been using my creativity at work. It’s time for me to create for me. Most of my morning has been spent sketching and working on a new portfolio site. Later this weekend I’m getting together with friends to do some collage. Hopefully, the spontaneity of art and creativity is coming back to me.