Saturday, May 31, 2008

Finally caught up.........

How do I see myself?

I have thought about this quite often this month, but always come to the same conclusion, I am a seeker, a searcher. The drawback is that I am not quite sure what I am seeking.

I am a butterfly, as soon as I discover a new technique, a new product or a new book I fly to it, sometimes convinced that I have found what I am looking for but most times as soon as the acquisition has been made,the technique fathomed, I am already pursuing something else. In other words I am a Jill of all trades, master of none, a dabbler who occasionally strikes lucky and produces a passable piece to work.

I would never call myself an artist,yes, I am artistic (I am certainly not a scientist, 6% in my first Chemistry exam proved that) but for me an artist is someone who produces work which touches something inside of me. Paintings have made me cry, pieces of sculpture have made me marvel how anyone could make such a thing from stone and textile pieces have made me yearn to reach out an touch them.

Maybe one day I will find what I am seeking and I will produce a piece of work which will prompt others to call me Artist but until then I will keep looking…………..and having a ball.

I give you my TIF piece for May illustrating my mind.....well I followed the colour scheme!!!!!



Actually it looks better on Teddy

7 comments:

Kay said...

I can definitely understand your point of view on this. I enjoyed reading your blog, and particularly like the postcards. They make me think I need to learn some more techniques!

paulahewitt said...

You are not alone. I am a jack of all trades too. I too see books and new things and think - if i had (at the moment its an embellisher) I would be able to create artistic stuff. I think i make nice things sometimes, but Im not driven to do it, and it doesnt come from some un-ignorable desire to express myself, i just want to make pretty things. It was good know Im not alone

Melusine said...

Nowt wrong with being a Jill ... but I bet there are some techniques you keep going back to again and again and again. I know I do. Loved the crown ... I was much amused

Guzzisue said...

I totally agree about being a butterfly flitting from on new techique to another, I tend to learn, master and get bored so do something else. LOve the exploding head/crown :-)

fiona d said...

I identify with the butterfly thing and the book thing even more so! Love the crown, its so zany.

Tony Morris said...

Is you Teddy Bear old enough to drink? he looks to have had a few too many!

sharon young said...

Well it's certainly good to know I'm not the only creative butterfly around. Maybe it's that need to try something new that keeps us expressing ourselves in a different way.
I love the crown, it made me smile, so there you are, you touched my sense of fun!!