Month: January 2010

Wednesday

I worked today, so I am physically drained.  Even so, my mind has not shut down for the night.  There will be no studio time for me tonight, unfortunately.  I will be thinking, though, of putting brush to canvas and finally finishing the piece I have been working on for what seems forever.  A lot of factors have kept me from my studio in the past – something I need to resolve,  and will resolve…mainly it is my own procrastinating nature.  My most creative times are deep into the night and wee hours of the morning – by then, I tend to burn my body out before I make it into the studio.  I can tell myself I am getting older, but this excuse is just that  – another excuse.  Francis Bacon awoke early each morning, proceeded to spend the early part of most days indulging at  the corner bar – and still worked in his studio afterward for the remainder of each and every day.  He was truly a great artist.  He needed to create, express, share with the world his twisted thoughts and views.  He was rewarded for his persistence, inside and out.  I must overcome my humble nature and go forth with boldness.  I do not create art just for me to look upon what I already know and feel.  I create out of necessity to express my soul to you.  Maybe I will, then, get into that studio tonight.  I have so much to tell you…

acquiring liberty

Today, Monday, was a somewhat productive day for me.  I worked on my upcoming website, which I am very excited about.   I, myself am not building it, so unfortunately I don’t have control over when it will be done.  I am the gatherer of information, which I do well – when I finally get down to it.  Hopefully, my new and exciting website and blog will help me to get out of my protective cave and actually engage with my fellow artists again – and possible art lovers that will appreciate the fruits of my labor.  Now – back to my studio, my cave to express the day’s affects.

Art is the communication of feelings.
Art is really the expression of the self.
Art is an expression of life and transcends both time and space.
The Aim of art is to project an inner vision into the world without.
Art is never decoration, embellishment; instead it is work of enlightenment.  Art, in other words, is a technique for acquiring liberty.      – Bruce Lee

Hello world!

This is my first blog on wordpress – so here goes.  I am an artist/painter living in Largo, Florida after several years of traveling.  We are settled here for a while, so I hope to connect with other artists in the area.  I plan on pushing myself to do this blog thing every day – ( a great commitment for me! ) to better engage with the outside world… I seem to have trouble with that sometimes.  Although it is now technically Monday morning, I will count this first blog as my Sunday, first day of the week blog.  I was supposed to begin the first of the year, but, again – I kind of suck at engaging with the outside world.  So – Hello, fellow bloggers!  I promise, tomorrow I WILL have something to say that is worthy for the blogging world to read.  Tonight, though, I am committed to my studio…to my other world… the one that nurtures my soul.  🙂