Wednesday, December 16, 2009
"Painting isn't an aesthetic operation, it is a form of magic designed as mediation between the strange, hostile world and us, a way of ceasing power by giving form to our terrors as well as our desires. When I came to that realization, I knew I had found my way". -Picasso
I read this quote on someone else's blog and had to add it to mine. It's so true. A lot of artists I know suffer for their work, or suffer bouts of depression or artist's block. It's sometimes a struggle to get it out on paper, but we HAVE to get it out on paper in one way or another.
My living room and kitchen has been turned upside down for many months of renovations, and so I've been working on art on my computer. I have no clean, flat surface to paint (I like to paint at the kitchen table!) so I am creating on the computer. Somehow, magically, I have found an outlet in the hostile world of my own home! LOL!!!!! Hopefully after Christmas, my husband can get the trim done in the living room and put away all of his tools, which are endless and everywhere! I call this piece of scanner art "Hodge Podge" in honor of my hubby!