Monday, January 14, 2008

good-bye monkeys!!!

As I was reviewing my first entry and editing my blog, I realized that this all looked really serious and that I had become very self conscious about this whole thing ~ which I don't want to do!! In fact, I would LOVE to remove self consciousness from my vocabulary!!!! That is one of my new year’s resolutions, to shed these ‘monkeys on my back’ (as I call them) ~ the little voices that suddenly appear – ‘why that color?’ ‘what will look better?’ ‘is this a serious piece of art?’. I can hear the augment in my head…. Don’t listen, just do!!! Stop thinking and just follow your muse, but my brain can get in my way a lot!!! Yesterday I went to a vision class with Michael Dowling where we discussed many aspects of being an artist, and one thing discussed was not being self conscious in your work. Sounds good to me!! SO…. I am looking at this blog as a place where I can ramble, rant, explore, question, giggle, goof and have fun. And for the monkeys on my back – I have an idea – I am planning a sculptural dress of them – that is a good place for my monkeys!! Peace!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you've got this blog up and running! Now you can share yourself with the world! We all could work a little on being a bit less self-conscious. This, of course, is often one of the pitfalls of art and creation. In memory of Sir. Edmund Hillary, the first man to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, "It is not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves."


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