Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Self-portrait of an artist as a portrait...

I don't know why I am starting a blog. So much of my mind is motion without effort or insight.

As an artist, I see myself as a filter for something beyond (AND possibly within). I don't try to communicate when I create (though I won't deny communication could be the original mover); I just do. My "windows to the soul" tells my hand what a piece needs.

Around 13 months ago, I quit my job to focus on art. I didn't really have a good reason; work was alright and my coworkers were great. One day, it just came to me; "I need to put in my notice". I've often cited Kandinsky as being involved; his work makes me drunk like a waking dream.

When you have a great talent, it's a gift you have to share; it is bigger than the artist. It is even bigger than the audience. What you do is everything, so do something you love. If you do what you don't love, do it to the best of your ability. Good things happen to those who do things well.

Much love!


Mardel said...

You look very serious in your self portrait. Is it hard to draw yourself? I find it hard to take a picture of myself (hate seeing how much I've aged, still have a picture of myself at 17 in my head, so it's always a rude shock)

Big Sway said...

It's not too hard to draw myself. I am a good, still model who is always there for myself. LOL Wellllll, I'm so pretty it hurts sometimes. =P

michelle said...

its the unibomber!!!!!!!!!! ha ha ha.. love ya!