The Start of Art, Again.
An Artist Returns to the Studio
After a long interruption, work, chaos at work, new posts, assorted stuff, basically the survival issues we are all dealing with now, making art has taken a secondary seat, and not something I am thrilled with at all.
Finally, after going through some difficult situations, I am finally in a work situation that is going well. In fact better than I could have anticipated. After being away from Academia, I returned to it after an absence. Now back in it, the process has been a good one. Now, I am actually practicing what I have long since been preaching, creating a journal and write what you feel as you create.
For me, this is something new.
I have kept visual documents, sketches and the like of my work, but had yet to actually write down what I am thinking of prior to, or even during, the creative process.
For the last few months, this has been easy. I had no visual process taking place. Even as yet, it is slow.
Instead of being in the studio, I did a “kind of sort of” thing where I procrastinated to the point of not knowing what to do next.
Well, today,well yesterday, I started.
A friend came over, posed for some sketches and that started the drawing. Then today began the prep work.
Oddly enough I wound up doing everything but painting.
I ran, dropped off a copy of a magazine, washed the exterior of my car, cleaned the back yard a bit, cleaned the kitchen after a mess I had made cleaning the studio and then finally worked on a new logo.
With all this done, still have yet to hit the canvases.