Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Dead Working Period"

"I believe in listening to cycles. I listen by not forcing. If I am in a dead working period, I wait, though these periods are hard to deal with. For the future, I'll see what happens. I'll be content if I get started again. If I feel that alive again. If I find myself working with the old intensity again."

~ Lee Krasner 1908-1983
from Artist to Artist compiled by Clint Brown

This struck a cord with me when I read it. I am so in a "Dead working period" as Krasner put it, and I am so frustrated with the wait!

I shall try harder to not force it...

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Time to Reflect

This is the time of year I turn my thoughts back and reflect on the past year. I expect this is pretty typical as one year fades into the next, the days shorten and time slows. It has been a good year, I have many artsy experiences I can put a check next to in my sketch book. I am looking forward to 2010 and new wonders I will find.

Happy New year!

"If you worry about how good the art is, you're never going to make your own art". -- Eric Fischl