Thursday, March 12, 2009

Writing Through It Part Two, or Writing Drawing Through It.

My art cards have taken a backseat to the Morning Pages, but they were intended to be a visual equivalent. I was getting so detailed and fussy with them, though. They were too time-intensive. Here on out I'm going to try to loosen up with them.

Interestingly, one of the few that I really worked fast and loose turned out the best. It's my favorite, and several people have commented on it. I was asked for a print of it, so I enlarged the scanned image and there is now a 5X7 luster print of it available in my Etsy shop. It was really cool to get such good feedback on a little thing that was made in a dark place.

I drew it one night when I was a hair's breadth away from saying fuck it and going to sleep, just before I finally made the call to treat my depression again. That experience became the art of it, I guess. I think when I think I'm blocked I can only make art about art... meta-art. But that is the most authentic time to make that sort of art. All the complexities of creating become a part of the piece. I like that this card was like my inner self yelling motivation at my surface insecurities. I know the answers if I let myself sit and write/draw the questions.

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