It's an interesting phenomenon, feeling art grow inside me. Cliche ofcourse, but not untrue. It must not make any sense to the non-artist. But I can feel art weave inside me and pull at emotions and knit into who I am. I love it so much, and at the same token wish for it to be gone. Before I fell in love with art I could relax, and be mundane. There is no room for that in art, because art is life. Art soaks up everything around it and you have to create.
Its a fascinating and frustrating thing, I love it and wouldn't leave its side for a second.
This girl makes me so happy, we have to much fun together. Akiyah is my friend, my niece and my little sister. I love her so much, I love to tease her and cuddle her and play with her. I would do anything for those big brown eyes.
She loved painting, total focus and dedication as she painted. She was so infatuated with it. She started painting with definate colours and strokes and soon everything blended together to a pukey colour.
I wish she could have stayed here forever, she loved Idaho and I loved having her in Idaho. It was so fun having Brittany and Akiyah here, surreal really. There is nothing like having a sister, nobody understands you like your sister.
She has made such a beautiful daughter. I love them both!
haha I had to title this Akiyah's full name, whenever I use her full names she smiles at me and says; "Nooooooooooo, Akiyah Alllllred."
Art Readings, oh they are inspiring and insightful and well hard to read because you sit down to read and then immediately you feel inspired and want to go paint instead of read. Its hard to get much done, but it is fabulous.
Here is a taste of the lovely art reading;
"You make good work by (among other things) making lots of work that isn't very good, and gradually weeding out the parts that aren't good, the parts that aren't yous. It's called feedback, and it's the most direct route to learning about your own vision. It's also called doing your work. After all, someone has to do your work, and you're the closest person around."
I love learning about art, the history and the commonality that is weaved through artists over time and through styles and mediums.
I am going to Plein Air Paint for the second time, which is crazy that I graduate in december and I havent done this enough. But with a lot of layers, an easel, paints and some tea, I am going out in the Idaho March air.
There is nothing more fantastic to me than creating something, I have leaps and bounds to grow! but this is my most recent painting. My Landscape painting. Its so nerve racking putting it on the internet, but ohhhhh wel
I have about 100 quotes already from reading The Art Spirit by: Robert Henri. Who was the teacher of theeee fanstastic Minerva Teichert.
I cant say I have a favourite quote but this one just suits today, it suits all of the chaos that is currently my life.
Here it goes.
"The fun of living is that we have to make ourselves, after all."
As an artist, I am constantly attempting to make art, focusing on each brushstroke or makig sure my prints are cleans and straight and beautiful. But I dont know if I am really building up myself with much care.
I wish I would, I wish everyone would. To take care and thought and ponder about who we are becoming. That would be nice!