Thursday, June 18, 2009

Yes well ... We will see

Apparently I can send stuff to my blog via email on my iPhone. Did it work ?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I am wreckage hear me roar no 6

The new wreckage piece worked really well this weekend. It's all about energy.
Energy is so vital to creating and I was so full of energy I worked so easily, and so well.

The last studio session my output was amazing, I drew some pieces for the repetitions, worked on the new wreckage piece (3/4 finished) and did a quick preliminary photo shoot. I'll have to re-shoot most of these new pieces but the quick shoot developed the ideas behind the work. The art in cemeteries photo series has now expanded to art on graffiti, doors, and lane ways.

I put some of these new photos on flickr to get feed back, lots of views but not many comments. They're not as popular as the wreckage series, I think they're perhaps a bit weird. Popular is not always good, most of the time it can be down right crap. Perhaps they're a bit to contemporary. Still, I thnk they have such potiental.

Anyway photos of the wreckage piece soon. New preliminary photos on flickr. I'll be puting them up all week after I've processed them in photoshop.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Should I quit working full time?

I've been really worried lately because my office job contract is up for renewal in 9 months time and with this current recession I've been told that they aren't resigning contracts at the moment. I get paid really well in my current job and so, intially, I was not too happy about this news.

But this morning I woke up with a radical idea in my head. I could move into my studio for a while and therefore afford to be a full time artist again. Granted, I'm going to be broke and sleeping where I work, it will be rough and I have no nice house to go when I'm finished working. But I'm getting so much great feedback about my art and it's all starting to happen for me again.
I really think I need to make the sacrifice. I'm missing too many opportunities because I don't have enough time for art. Ok, I'd be broke again, but I'm used to living like an artist, I've done it many times before and I'm pretty good at living on very little money.

I really need to focus on my art, beside I can always go back to work, it's not going to be a recession forever. Scary thought though, all that nice money I make, gone , but really I think it's the right time to quit full time office work. So I think I will just walk away in 9 months time. It would be absolulte heaven to wake up each day and say what I am going to create today.

Friday, June 5, 2009

I am wreckage hear me roar no 6

I'm painting this piece tomorrow. The subject of this one is energy & creativity. The following lines are preliminary thoughts about this.

I need a great deal of energy when I paint and this energy has to be from the soul.
I need pure forms of this energy and if I get purity, the painting becomes intensely universal.
My energy levels change radically when I'm painting.
I become hyper sensitive and everything seems so much more vivid, my senses work at a extremely high level, it's why I become so drained. It takes so much energy to maintain this state.
Intially I start working because I have too much creative energy and I need to release it but eventually it does drain away.
I need someone in my life who understands this and can cope with this.
It's not a choice I have to creative, it's like breathing.