Monday, September 29, 2008
i think i've shared with all of you here before that i kind of put my life on hold and stopped growing and changing for a while there. i was stuck in a rut, feeling kind of old, unmotivated to try anything new, just plain blah. it threw me for a loop as i've never been a blah kind of girl. i think i just kind of pulled into my shell for a rest. then i found torn paper collage and my life-long secret dream of being an artist started to awaken my creative spirit allowing me to spread my wings and fly in whole new directions. i found a brand new way to soar and live and embrace life!! my art journey has been scary and exhilarating. i feel like every piece i do is one giant experiment as i am completely untrained and just playing around in an intuitive organic sort of way. i've given myself permission to make mistakes and discard what doesn't work because i realize it is just a journey and one that i really just want to enjoy. one of the artists i discovered early in my artistic journey was kelly rae roberts. oh, her art spoke to me and i studied her images with longing to some day be only a smidgen as talented an artist as she is. when i started reading kelly's blog i found that she had many of the same fears and doubts as me. she was learning to spread her wings and fly right along with the rest of us. a couple of weeks ago i received my much-anticipated copy of kelly's book taking flight -- inspiration & techniques for giving your creative spirit wings. and i love, love, love it! the photo at the top is my latest piece -- a work in progress -- using some of the techniques in kelly's book. i am having so much fun with it and learning so much!! thanks, kelly, for all the inspiration and just for being so human and forth-coming with your art and your life!
my new piece is at yet unnamed and like me, it will continue to evolve until it finds its true identity. we are both simply works in progress!
Posted by julie king at 6:55 PM