Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Creative Life is Great!

I have lots of choices to make here and it seems I am trying to find the time to make them. I truly am not ignoring you, my blog friends. I keep reminding myself how good "busy" can be, and how fantastic it is to live a creative life!

Have a Great Day!

32 comments:

Cynthia said...

Glad you're living the creative life...absolutely wonderful to hear you are on the move...just one request...post your work so we can enjoy it with you!

Kim said...

Hi Cynthia,

LOL...can't show you much at this point. I think the thing is my paintings take a lot of time, so I don't have daily or even weekly things to share with you. There is also a lot of work to be done I would have no idea how to show it...like learning to create a watermark.

Thanks Cynthia!

Love,

Kim

marianne said...

Take all the time you need Kim!
Sometimes you need to sort things out.
I love the pictures of all these golden items!
Enjoy this process!
Take care

Michelle said...

That pic is making me itchy.

I have a cupboard full of goodies that haven't seen daylight for over a year now.....aarrgghhhhhh

~Babs said...

Man, does that photo look familiar! looks like my kitchen table at the moment.
:-D
We all understand busy,,,busy is good! I've been scrubbing white painted kitchen cabinets,,,which is good,,,,but oh! the mundane is so very,,,,,,mundane! The table with the art debris keeps calling me,,,but I am SO determined to get those cabinets finished today!
(That watermark thing sounds like it could be very tricky)

Kim said...

Thanks Marianne,

Yes, sorting is good. It is a happy kind of sorting, though, so that makes it so much better.

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Hello Michelle!

Oh Hon, how I feel for you! I can imagine how itchy you are feeling. I keep thinking of how I can keep working even when I am not...what tools and mediums lend themselves to making transitions or working outside the studio.

Don't look at the photo any more, though! You have enough on your plate!

Love,

Kim

lartedinadia.blogspot.com said...

Dear Kim,
Thanks for your e-mail: I'm meditating on what you wrote to me.
I would like to ask you a question: for you, what does it means to make art today ? And in your opinion what are the peculiarities marking a work of art from a daub ?
I hope not to bother you.
Love and ciaoooooooooooo
Nadia

Kim said...

Hi Babs!

The kitchen table sounds like a nice place to spread out! OH! I can just imagine how mundane a task is before you! Hurry, get it finished and you too can run as fast as you can towards the NOT MUNDANE! :)

Yup...watermarking is proving to be kind of a bad boy, but once I get it done...well, you get the picture! :)

Thanks Babs!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Hi Nadia,

You are not bothering me. I think making art is different for each artist. I am not very tight with my personal definition, but I do believe what makes art is it has to come from the spirit of the artist. For example, I can paint, but if my entire being is not with the work I am doing, then it is not art. You can see this in works...you just know it is there. I did a post about this

http://kim-creatingspace.blogspot.com/2009/02/creating-with-heart.html

This is real art to me.

When you say a daub, do you mean how do I understand skillful and unskillful artist? If so, I do not think it is something one can actually define. Understanding that comes from a lot of study and understanding about the subject matter. Clearly there are artists who are technically excellent, but anyone can learn this...there is a great deal more to art than technique. I want to make sure I am completely understanding you here, though.

Thanks Nadia!

Ciao,

Kim

CHEWY said...

I think Golden owes you a commission check for posting this photo. (wink) Busy is very good. A creative life is even better. Have fun.

Kim said...

This is funny, Chewy!

I took this photo a while back and thought I would just crop out some parts of it to use from time to time. Today, I thought...what the heck and put it up here. Of course, once it was there, all I saw was "Golden"...maybe they should cut me a check! Oh, they don't have to do that, I will take a selection of products! :)

A creative life is the best!

Love,

Kim

Lynette said...

Kim, I wasn't going to paint tonight...but after seeing your great photo, I'm itching to go in there in my painting room for a painting session!

Cestandrea said...

Kim, great post, I'm feeling so much like that at the moment, too, I imagine others too, is it spring? "Busy", I mean not virtually but "really" busy, with paint and brushes, is so divine,
have a great day and enjoy this yummy material I can see here:)
love
Andrea

Jessie Lilac said...

I see you too are a fan of Golden acrylics!x

Kim said...

Lynette,

Go Paint....it is so amazing how we can be inspired by seeing tubs of paint!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

You know Andrea, I don't know why I am feeling like this...I think there is just, as you say, a lot of things going on. I tend to get really focused sometimes on what I am working on...and my brain can't wrap around other things. I think that is where I am right now. Does that sound true for you?

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Jess...

I can just count on them. There are just some products I have come to trust. I am open to the suggestions of others, though!

Love,

Kim

fiona long said...

Good for you Kim! I hope you're having a fantastic creative flow and I look forward to finding out what you've discovered when you come back. Enjoy!

Dianne said...

Hi Kim,
This looks just like my table! I hope being "busy", means working in your studio on your paintings and not being caught up with the humdrum of daily life.
I am still working on my "red" paintings that I started in December!!

Kim said...

Thanks Fiona...I hope I will be able to articulate it! LOL

Have a Great Weekend!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Oh Dianne, right now it means a lot of things...and studio work is part of that, too.

You know I have been thinking of the people who paint a painting a day and wonder how in the world they accomplish that! I must be really missing something. If I painted 8 or 10 hours in a day, I couldn't complete a painting! Maybe it is just different work...or I am just one seriously slow painter. :)

I can't wait to see the Big Red, Dianne!

Love,

Kim

yvette said...

you too

Megan Coyle said...

I agree, busy is good! I wish I had a little more time to work on art these days, I've been "busy" with other things that are important but not as fun as art.

Good luck with all your work!

glitz said...

Hi Kim,
Busy is good - let's keep telling ourselves this (wink)!
I wonder how we would feel if there was all the time in the world to just sit...I know that I would fill it immediately!
However, balance would be good, too.
Thinking of you,
Love,
Les.

Paula said...

Yep, been there done that. Hey I keep intending to tell you. I tried using a credit card to spread the glaze around on the substrate, which for me is wood. Wow, love how that works! I think you mostly pour, don't you?

San said...

I recently had some really GOOD studio time. Very restorative.

I look forward to seeing the results of your choices, Kim.

Kim said...

Hugs, Yvette!

Kim said...

Thank you, Megan!

Things are kind of nutty, but it is lovely everyone understands.

I will be talking more later on...

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Hello Sweet Les...

I know you, of all people understand what I mean!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Hey Paula...

Thanks for understanding!

Listen, I have been brushing! Now this is a good thing for me to try. The pouring is a little troublesome on the canvas as it wants to not only pool, but the size makes it difficult.

Thanks so much for this tip...I use an old credit card to spread paint sometime, so why the heck not glaze?

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Thanks San...and I look forward to seeing yours, too!

It is restorative!

Love,

Kim