Thursday, May 07, 2009

Mysterious ways

[face (c) Teesha Moore]

This piece is a perfect example of the mysterious way in which a picture comes together. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, so I took the first step and let it all happen from there. Just as I was about to draw vertical lines into the "body" below the face, my hand did the opposite and drew horizontal lines, and as I drew the third or fourth line, I realized it looked like a beehive -- which was the theme of the piece. The second column on the page is all about bees, and I had already decided she would be called the bee keeper.


Many years ago, a wise person told me: Don't censor yourself. Let go and see what happens. I learned how to do that and now it's automatic. If it doesn't work, no harm done. If it does work, it makes me happy.


I don't have a "muse." That whole muse thing has always made me uncomfortable. It's as if some power beyond your control, controls you, and if the muse decides to take a holiday, there you are stuck, unable to create anything. I just have myself, my inner self that knows more than my outer self, and she/I have ultimate responsibility for what I create. So, I guess you could say that my "muse" is........myself!


9 comments:

  1. maybe your muse is you!!! julie

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  2. Anonymous4:02 PM

    ....you took the words right out of my mouth!!!.....I was half way through reading that...and thought...Colette....you ARE the muse!!!
    Anon the Elder.....OOOOO

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  3. Loving your sunny blog!
    Thanks for sharing a bit about how your art "happens"!

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  4. I am such a fan of your blog...and keep saying how nice and "clean" it is. Just like your art... My blog and art is super "messy" and... I just wish I had the "clean" in me. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I try to let go every day, but I find it hard, must keep trying!

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  6. Ahhh, Colette, reading your blog is like opening the window to spring sunshine even when it's chilly, dark and believe it or not, snowing!

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  7. I love this Bee Keeper ATC..I find the simple clean lines most appealing

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