Monday, February 14, 2011
ballerinas, digital collage and vapor guns
I've resisted the digital playground, maybe because it seems like a galaxy within the galaxy of art. Like I might fall into a black hole and never pick up another paint brush - ha. I have, though, been taking photographs for decades (spent thousands of hours printing my own medium format black & whites in the days before children:) and my fascination with images remains embedded in my creative heart.
I've taken a Susan Tuttle (extraordinaire) digital workshop, have a couple of books and adore so much of the work I see, whether it be collage or blog banner. Having a chronic illness does make working on the computer ideal but it took a disabled scanner, sewing machine 'issues' and a major roadblock at the art table for me to play with a couple of images. I am one of those who travel on a path and often freeze when I reach the wide open space. Most unfortunate. It's as though I have visions that I can't quite see, or I've learned enough to be dangerous - to myself! Then I have to take a break and deal with that inner critic... yes, kick boxing and vaporizing guns (gee, a bit behind on my techno-weapon lingo??) are in order!
Both of these are very much works in progress. I'm not sure what that 'done' feeling feels like. In the meantime, though, I think I'll just have some fun playing... now that I've traveled to another planet! My blog banner has been the same for three years now, well almost, and wowee is it time for a change. Perhaps I'll find one that works for me.
Happy Valentines Day and much love to you all!!!