Tuesday, August 12, 2008

oh dear...

I am really struggling at the moment, just when I think a piece is working and I have done good, I take another look and I wonder what on earth I was thinking. I sit and stare at it, the more I stare the worse it looks, so I am telling myself maybe I need a break from making art work for a while...

A break!!! Good grief a break is not the answer, in fact the total opposite is what I need, a week of two of complete art making, living, breathing, doing with no interuptions. I am constantly frustrated trying to find time, a real good dose of time to get anything substantial done. I'm never able to follow through with any idea as I am constantly aware of wasting the time that I do get and I end up doing next to nothing. I am at war in my head, with myself, and I need to make peace.

I have been wanting to change the way I do things for a while now, I need time to play and experiment with different mediums and ideas. I have been using the same materials since I was at art school 10 years ago. I need a change... I feel my girls are wanting a change too, they are sick of having no hands and feet, they want to be able to feel the things around them, touch the world they live in.

A few posts ago this was my intention, to give my girls hands and feet. But in my last post I am going back to the same format of arms by their sides, it is what I know. So I am not really sure what will come of all this, whether the girls from my last post will even be used? But I am going home tonight and I am going to start changing a little...

6 comments:

Leililaloo said...

I can't wait to see the things you are going to try next!

Sharon said...

I could have written the whole top part of your post. It sounded like what I deal with constantly. But I finish a piece and I like it but I sit and wonder why on earth am I doing this. That is when I change things up and do it a little different. I think you are on track to try something new. I'll be waiting and watching. Your girls are so sweet.

tangled sky studio said...

i know exactly what you mean katherine ( in my case it faces). it's not finding the time to work that is difficult with a kids around- it's finding the time to think freely and creatively...to explore and come up with new ideas and try and fail and be ok with it. i share your frustration but know that going forward is the only solution...taking a break can be a slippery slope!

blueberries in the fields said...

Just passingby in a rush. Had to tell you how lovely your paintings are. I put your blog in my favs as well as your etsy, so i can visit when i have more time.
congrats !
monique

Russet said...

Hang in there Katherine, the sap is rising, i think it is because the smell of spring is in the air and then next minute it is in the depths of winter again. the waxing and waning of energy. best everything. They look just as they are meant to be.
Anne Michelle

carine b. said...

Your work is one of my favorites & working with children is not so simple...I know that...my 3 children are on holidays so...oh i 'm going to forget, your french is very good with any mistakes !!!