Thursday, June 25, 2009

My creative space- third week

I am running a little late with this, but I will post anyway- I want to share with you some of my inspirations- Do you see the little birds visiting ?

Looking and learning- which is one of my favorite activities and which I have been doing alot in the last couple of days- Do you come to these times when you feel terribly frustrated with your work and you don't even know exactly why, but you are actually going through an 'artistic -growth-spurt' and you are having 'teething' pains? Well I have just gone through one - So I send my brain birdies out to learn- I am looking at Jacob Lawrence, whose work I have loved for years- I love his sense of colour and pattern-I am looking at an artist called Kate MacKinnon- for pretty much the same reasons- colour and pattern- And Patrick Heron-and yes you guessed- its all about colour and pattern too- but his shapes are organic and very expressive.

The thing I am becoming more and more aware of though is that I need to use these elements in a story telling format- I could never really see painting as a totally formal exercise- I had at teacher once at OCA who told me my work was autobiographical (as if he was saying a dirty word)-...- but you know , I am still doing it...- this time shamelessly!

Have a lovely day and do take a look (if you haven't already) at all the lovely creative spaces here-Thank you Kootoyoo...

11 comments:

chococatania said...

I enjoyed your creative space and your links to other artists. I know what you mean - getting frustrated with art. It happens sometimes, but it's good that you're looking for inspiration and pushing through it.

:)

Stephie @ Narrative Self said...

Oh wow, your space is so organised; that must be wonderful to come down to in the mornings! I love Patrick Heron too. What do you think of Howard Hodgkin - they seem to go hand in hand to me!

Would you still like to play 'pay in forward'? If you'd like to you need to copy and paste the text from my blog to yours and send me your postal details! Look forward to hearing from you, it should be fun.

Best wishes Stephie :)

Kirsty said...

I love this shot. The pencils look wonderful

gretchenmist said...

thanks for the links ~ i like the look of your desk esp with the pencils and paints laid out. no shame at all!
{thanks for your comment :) }

Kylie said...

As always, such a beautiful space! I've been thinking about what you've said - I hope I haven't misunderstood... ;) I feel that the narrative is inherent in any art form; to me, you are creating a space in which the viewer invests their experiences. What you do will always be an expression of yourself on some level and, I must admit, it really annoys me that teachers can stifle that creativity with fad-driven comments of whatever might be fashionable at that time. You create what you feel and be proud - it's just wonderful! Take care. Kylie x

Francesca said...

hi anna maria, thanks so much for your comment. 4 babies? i don't have enough tears! i love your paintings, really beautiful use of colour. your creative space is perfect for a flickr group i am in:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/deskthursday/

you are welcome to join in.

caramela said...

Thank you Francesca, I will be very happy to join your group!

June rhymes with moon said...

Oops, somehow I forgot to check out your space earlier! I totally agree with you about the teething pains - that seems to happen regularly as I finish up one phase of work and try to decide where I'm going next. I'm happy that you're going ahead with autobiographical work! My experience is that your teachers/professors all think they know everything and yet none of them ever agree with each other :)

Janelle

http://woollywotnots.wordpress.com said...

love your creative space. It looks fab. I like your book too.

hollie said...

i'm incredibly late but your space is so alive and full of color this week! i don't see anything wrong at all with someone's work being autobiographical. especially when you do it so beautifully!

caramela said...

Thank you both-