Friday, September 07, 2012

Woman in Triangles and Woman Lost in Stripes, #9/100 and #10/100

Woman in Triangles
acrylic paint on paper
9/100 in 100 days creative challenge

I have decided to do less story telling about my paintings. I'm okay with not knowing what exactly is going on in them. I'm okay with not having the answers in my art. I saw this vintage photo  of Nita Naldi, sultry silent film star, and it led to #9.

I don't really know what I am doing with it or where I am going, but I am going in this direction, whatever it is.

It really is the most important thing about creating art, I think, committing to making art. Committing to each work of art. Committing to yourself as an artist. Committing to your vision. There's a lot of trust involved in committing to art, or to anything, for that matter. You are trusting that it won't be a waste of time, that you will like what comes of the commitment, that you won't be hurt by what comes up.

There's a lot of bravery involved in committing, a lot of bravery in following your heart.

Woman Lost in Stripes
Acrylic Paint on paper
10/100 in 100 days creative challenge

Especially when you don't know what will come of it.

1 comment:

khairun said...

As much as I enjoy following your blog, this particular post really connected with me and encouraged me to be brave when it comes to writing and artmaking.

I confess I have a lot of catching up to do. I haven't been blogging or blogreading for well over a year now. But your blog was amongst the first I went to visit. Your life as a mother and artist resonates with me, and your writing is in many ways, very peaceful and soothing to me.

Keep up the great work.


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