Monday, March 19, 2007

Between Paintings

Alive and Kicking, just doing "other stuff"
I did this drawing a few weeks ago. I was in love with it, I kept it where I could see it. It was my creation. The honeymoon is over I guess. I have no idea what I was thinking when I finishd this.

Work comes and goes, and comes back and the art sits on the sidelines. I think a lot about the balance of my work. The right amount of design vs fine art. I am both of these, designer and artist. I hope that I can do both well. I am trying to come to terms with this, and move forward. KNow how to schedule my time.

To paint is to express myself. It allows me to just play, and explore and only change what I fell needs to be changed. It is done when I feel it is. When I don't have the time to devote to my painting, I cook.

My latest acquisition. A reward for all of the hard work that I have been engaged in over the past few months. Cooking satisifiies that creative need and fulfills a purpose. I can justify this. It's easier to budget time for this.

I carved out time over the holiday to make this. Czech holiday bread. Until I have reached that place, where time managment comes naturally, I will have to be content to work, cook, knit, and just visualize the paintings. And get to them before they become stale. Or before someone else paints them. Which is more than often the case, and that just makes me crazy!
It also gives me an idea for another post.


Randy said...

Cook? When did you learn to cook?

Melissa said...

I have been cooking for years.....

Randy said...

Oh That's right. I forgot about your world famous brownies.