Sunday, August 12, 2012

A cure for the greedy and curious mind--(and two girls in the park))

My mind is greedy and curious. Which makes me lose my direction often. I stray.
I get confused. My artwork gets muddled.
 I want to do it all. Realism, Modernism, Minimalism, Whateverism,
you name it, I want it.
 On a good day, (if I am feeling generous with myself) I think that it's that I want to digest it all.
 Know it  all.
 And I am often the victim of my own greed, which is rather typical, right? 
And then, THEN, it occurred to me that there is one cure, 
a line of breadcrumbs for me to follow... and return HOME! 
Simply drawing. 
Drawing is like our handwriting, like our voice, it cannot be faked, changed, maybe it can be taught and refined with good practice, but it is ours and only ours. For better or for worse. 

And  ...I am delighted and grateful to Susan, for her very, very kind  feature of my artwork on her lovely blog Yardwork. You can also check out  Susan's Etsy shop here!



Paravent said...

Fabulous drawings Annamaria! I love them! What are you on about with this talk of a greedy mind... is that at all possible? There are greedy actions but only a curious mind I think - and that's a good thing :) Kx

belinda marshall said...

i've been thinking a lot about your drawing posts or mentions and totally agree. could relate to this 'greed' very well too ~ nice to feel that i'm not the only one feeling that way. it's especially that way when i've been away from working for too long ~ i want to start everything at once and do it all! bit anxiety driven too i guess.
sketches really are personal and the quickest way to access self! these are gorgeous.

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Amen....great post Annamaria. I think many of us, me included, related to that sense of greed of wanting to do and be all. You are so right about drawing is a calming path back to the self and learning to trust your own voice. Have a great week!

Carole Reid said...

The curious are greedy in the nicest way!

LaJune16 said...

Amaazing blog and I really love it.

Very nice photos :))

follow eachother?

lisa solomon said...

yes. drawing is always home for me too.

love the ducks !

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I love the mind described as greedy and curious. You have me wanting to do a little drawing.

Katie Frank said...

oh wow you are talented. those drawings are awesome!

Carla Verne said...

Amazing drawings! ;)
Maybe u wanna follow each other? ;)

Unknown said...

great post! followed you, hope you can follow back!

Kim Baise said...

love your notebook studies and want to see more of your color pencil works.something so honest and simple about them. said...

Your drawing skills Annamaria, just lovely.