Friday, June 29, 2012

15/365: When to Let Go

Today I made:

the workings of a painting...

Sketches and scraps and color palette, oh my!

A friend is moving away and I wanted to make her something symbolic of her life in San Diego.

I'm working out my idea here.
This part is serious danger zone for me.
Sometimes it helps to play with the pieces of my vision, pulling together the collage elements, sketching out my idea, making the blue prints.
Other times I get stuck on the design, can't get passed the composition, and it never materializes.
(If I have promised you a piece of art in the last three months, please know that it's probably sitting half-finished in my wee studio for precisely this reason.)

Don't quite know what my hang up is. It's one of the things I'm trying to discover through this whole daily creative project. I know there is a time for planning and preparation. I also know there's a time for just attacking the blank canvas. I suppose it's the difference between trying to create a certain end result and just creating for the sake of self expression. Product vs. process. Brain vs. heart & soul. When to let go of one over the other? This is what I'm learning. I'll let you know when I figure it out.

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