What an appropriate post.
That's how I have felt recently. Get It Right This Time. On top of feeling like I have been circling the airport waiting to land for FOREVER, I had a blog already named Eye Candy but had to re-do, thanks to my losing and "disremembering" my passwords, exact names, exact steps... sheesh. So here I am again...
Bought two Journals to start some new works in. I picked up a copy of Artful Blogging today after drooling over it last weekend. Here's a link for those of you who may be interested in it. www.artfulblogging.com .
Also purchased the latest issue of a nifty art zine called Cloth Paper Scissors, which I had bought once before (Spring issue, I think) and then picked up the latest (Summer) copy. What's funny is a friend and I were already talking about "how far ahead of the curve were we?" And then, "how far behind are we now?" You know what I mean...
I was already doing this layered paper and art deal quite a few years ago. And SELLING my work, for cryin' out loud. I was happy, doing what I loved, being who I am and then -- Suddenly, I just laid down the implements and walked away. I still sketched, still doodled, still created.
One of the diffs I noted in My past work and others' works that I see now -- like Judy's and these other wonderful artists (all absolutely gorgeous) -- is that I drew and cut out and pasted and coloured and did everything. No rubber stamping, no scanning, no whatever computer magic people do now.
But the background was often the only thing that wasn't original art.
Not bragging, just bemused. I can't wait to start up again. Thanks to Artful Blogging, I found the luminous works and lovely blog of Judy Wise. Check her out at www.judywise.com. Then try not to think about those luscious mermaids, the roly poly golden tiger cats, and the other lovely works she has created. It's a great website.
Oh yes, here's the link for Cloth Paper Scissors. http://www.clothpaperscissors.com
I will have pix up later. Just having to test the waters here, slowly slowly before I dive in.