Monday, December 28, 2009
Pondering a resolution ...
A moment ago, while reading Carolyn Abram's inspiring post http://carolinamoonarts.blogspot.com/ , I began to ponder about her New Year's resolution for her art, and realized that I haven't yet made one. So, I'll take this opportunity to work on it and return to Roberts' book tomorrow. Like Carolyn, I want to advance my work. But, which doorway should I enter? Which stairway should I climb? Which corridor will lead me to my goal? Typically, my approach is through experimentation, practice, and scholarship.
Perhaps I should tap into my inner-child like Hallie http://artingaroundinsova.blogspot.com/ , and utilize my intuition more, like Margaret http://www.margaretryall.blogspot.com/.
I could experiment with texture like Don http://www.donmichaeljr.com/blog/ and sketch more frequently like Peggy http://peggy.stermer-cox.com/, Pam http://pamoart.blogspot.com/ and Dan http://danscanvas.blogspot.com/.
It would be interesting to try my hand at landscape painting once again like Celeste http://celestebergin.blogspot.com/ , or glean more from the genius of daVinci and Van Gogh like Casey http://thecolorist.blogspot.com/.
More experimentation with materials and techniques, like Myrna http://myrnawacknov.blogspot.com/ and Mike http://mebaileyart.blogspot.com/ would be interesting, and so would be tackling enormous projects like Ken http://goldmanfineart.blogspot.com/.
I could spend more time appreciating the beauty of life and friendships while producing meaningful and personal art, like Egmont http://theartistwithinus.blogspot.com/.
And, there are so many more of you that I could emulate that the number of choices seem unlimited. Perhaps my resolution should be to enter every doorway, climb every set of stairs, and walk every corridor that time will allow in 2010 and see what happens. Maybe I shouldn't be specific at all, and maybe I should also concentrate on discovering the answers to Ben Shahn's questions: "What kind of person am I?" and "What kind of art coincides with who I am?"
Would you like to share your New Year's resolutions in art?