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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Seeking the New


I am so impatient. This is a slow process; adding a few strokes, staring a long while, pondering, making judgments, reminding myself that I am not making this for others to judge. This is for me, a search for what I find compelling and a language that is my own. (This one 12x12")


This 2nd image was done before the one preceding it and I like it less. I like the more nuanced, the more ephemeral. But that's today. Each time I go into the studio I find another clue in my search. (8x8")


And then there are the insistences of daily living. Those promises you made. The demands of the body for meals, maintenance; that stuff. You lose the thread. 

The next time you enter the studio things have imperceptibly changed. Still you pick up the tools and begin again. Down the rabbit hole. 

I don't want to to anything right now but paint.

14 comments:

lynn bland said...

Just love your work and published a link to your website on my blog, lynnbland.com.

And so it goes... said...

Ahhhh.....the rabbit hole. Great place to hang out! Wouldn't it be fabulous to paint till the ideas fizzled, following the thead to....who knows where!

Judi D. said...

Thank you for that. Yes, imagine what we would do if we never had to leave the creative space. Then again, we'd be making different things, wouldn't we?

apaperbear said...

Judy your work & your words are always so very inspiring and moving to me.

jill nalette said...

oh judy my dear i love what your doing and maybe tomorrow you'll love it too. i hope to get creative tomorrow because with the warm air coming back all i want to do is create.

love you sweetie!!
hugs + smiles~ jill

oneartistjournal said...

Don't you just hate it, needing to eat, when you are busy, very busy painting...??
You made me laugh this evening with your witty comment...I met you just once, but I miss you Miss Judy...I hope to see you some day soon...will you be in Journalfest in October again?
I hope so....XOXOrly

Carol said...

Impatience,searching for my own voice,wanting to do nothing but paint,needing to live life,needing to meet the needs of family and self....I am so with you. Loving the direction you are going-just beautiful.

Parabolic Muse said...

Judy, I am with you on so many levels, here. Even the underground level, where the lights don't all work right and you start feeling claustrophic and panicky and if you don't get to your car and get out of there you're going to suffocate.

The level about patience! When are they going to come up with something that dries before you use it, so you can finish!? The level where you don't want to judge yourself by others and I just now posted aobut that so we are in the same place at the same time, except you posted first, so you win. Even on the level where life crowds into the painting and creates kind of a gladiator type struggle, but without tigers.

Am I still talking?

xo

p.s. The top one is so fabulous I'm speechless!!

Karin Bartimole said...

love witnessing and feeling another artist in the zone. thanks for being an inspiration - i am helped by your energy. xo

Kim Mailhot said...

may the demands be a few as possible so you can go with that painting flow...
Enjoy it down there ! I can't wait to see what you bring back up to share !
oxox

La Dolce Vita said...

oh my.... how you so eloquently put the process into words and the sadness at loosing the thread and then picking it back up again... so well said...

EDONAdesigns said...

Love this post! I, too, am on a mission ...searching "for what I find compelling and a language that is my own." I could not have put it better. I love watching your work evolve, change and grow.

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

love the colors judy! i'm thinking about taking in a weekend at the beach all by myself...just me and my art supplies cause all i wanna do is paint too. :)
sending you a hug!
♥jenny

Connie Lou said...

I know exactly what you mean..the demands, they are all good for us, yet how difficult at times! But then again, it is told that Michelangelo didn't change his underwear...hmmmm

Always forward!
Aloha~Connie
www.islandbuzzy.com