well, first off, this is for TAIF.
Second.... happy creative news...
creative therapy :)
I need it
and I am SO in love with it.
So I'm sharing a little about my creative process with you. My return to painting, drawing and inking.... I now have a catalyst to get back into the groove. (Thanks Karen!) You should check out the amazing group of artists-holy heck they rock! This is why I love my blog. I write from my little artsy fartsy heart and someone (Karen) listens and asks.... hey, you should try Creative Therapy. I'm like... yes. Yes i should. You know what? I will! And what? You want me to be on the team?! But I haven't gotten back to my style? And I don't really know what I'm doing :) And yet, I joined the group. It was fate I tell you. Meant to be. I love it.
So now more of my thoughts onto paper.
The result... total frustration + pleasant calm= new art journal phase.
Yes. I am having trouble turning the graphic art side off. You can't just blurt out... "GRAPHIC DESIGN ... OFF!" And presto chango. Umm. No. Well guess what. Since I'm not a very patient person (shocking right?) I thought that's kind of how it'd work. LAME. After 6 years teaching myself graphic design (no I have NEVER taken a "graphic design" class) I guess this requires a new method of teaching oneself how to think & create again.
PS: What I meant by never taken a graphic design class...well, I graduated from my smarty pants nerds rock school here --> UCSD with a degree in Visual Arts...what IS it?!
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.....umm..... I have no idea. Yes. All throughout college that's what I told people who asked... what will you do with that?! I simply replied.. hey, it got me out of becoming a teacher like my sisters (nothing against teachers please understand...PPS: my sisters are everyone's fav teachers cuz they rock!) Everyone who KNOWS me knows I can't and could've never lasted as an elementary teacher...and frankly, I can live with that.) My question is why the heck isn't my years worth of work in the toughest class known to man AKA: Electrical engineering for Computer Science NOT ON THERE!? I have yet to understand how that is even remotely required for my major. No idea. although I do know that I got both an A and a B ;) HOTNESS. I know. Anyway, see what I mean about being a nerd? Don't make me toast you with my breadboard and transistors ;) I'm not kidding.
I found some work I did back in college and it's all a political mess. Yes. We learned to use the camera, computer and film to create art to help advocate our political & cultural views. I HATE politics. You can just image my horror. But I'm not sure if I should share the work here since I'm sure you might not agree with my view point. Not that it matters because I like you for you and not your political ideas. I mainly played devils advocate in most cases. Since I disagreed with the majority of my classmates political ideas. I am a rebel. Amen.
ANYWAY....sheesh (long story)
Alas. Who cares if I don't know how to unclash my work and hobby? Right? It's not like the art I make looks anything like the corporate stuff I make at work. Totally pales in comparison to the grudge spray splatter stuff I make after hours. :) I like that better. One thing I will say is that it is sad that some people just open up a design mag and copy a design just as is and think they're original. That...well, that's sad. I see it all the time. SO lame. I will continue to work it out. I'm letting loose one.day.at.a.time. For now I'm following along with Creative Therapy and I am happy.
have a lookie loo
always always learning
19 days til my birthday :)