It is often said that the art, the song, the book are already here. Art floating around in the air perhaps. We as artists and writers just act as mediums to bring the work forth. You may even ask the painting before you begin..."What do you want to be today?" Then allow it to emerge.
This is the original of a drawing/painting I did the other day.
Being an out of practice artist I usually don't like my work . This was no different. The folds of the fabric draping across her shoulder weren't quite right. Sigh... I put it in an editing program to enhance the color and take out some of the muddiness. Even though I wasn't satisfied with it, I ended up posting it with a new moon haiku.
The point is; my friend Judie ask me about the hand holding up the dancer. What did it mean?
Hand? What hand? I didn't draw a hand....
Catching my breath.
Then peering deeper into the picture there IS a hand holding her,
right down to the thumb nail. I had no idea it was there.
What does it mean?
Does it mean that my art comes from within me unaware?
Was it just floating out there waiting to manifest?
Does it mean there is a hand holding me up?
Is a hand holding all of us up?
Does it mean I'm oblivious?
This is a new blog.
I've just started doing art again after a long absence.
I need to refine my work. I need better technique.
Hang in here with me...
I might come up with something even if I don't know it.
This painting is a gift for Celtic Lady