I’ve toyed with art in various forms for nearly as long as I can remember. I am quite decidedly an amateur but that’s never stopped me from embracing the intense satisfaction I get when I put pick up that brush, or that pencil, or whatever the tool-of-the-moment may be. In the past few years I’ve woefully neglected my artistic inclinations and as it’s on my “List” of the things I miss most about myself, I feel an important piece of my self-reclamation has been missing thus far.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m terribly undisciplined. I work best in “fits and starts” with long periods of dormancy falling between periods of profuse productivity. I prefer to think of it as having “seasons”… I bud (my period of pondering), I bloom (when most of my work is done), the petals fall but my leaves turn beautiful hues (when my work slows, but I produce some of my best), and then the dormancy (as if my brain and focus needs the rest). One of these cycles may cover a period of weeks, or it may encompass years. But this is the best way I know to describe how I work – or have worked in the past.
So how do I become slightly more disciplined? How do I encourage myself into longer periods of my artistic “spring” and “autumn”? Ebbtide has certainly helped me in that respect with my poetry and so it stands to reason that a separate blog would do the same (eventually) for my art. Right? I’ve been pondering this for a while and I’ve decided to give it a shot. I can’t promise I’ll be prolific, or anything other than the amateur that I am. But I can promise that what I do, I’ll do with enthusiasm and that great euphoric satisfaction that comes with delving into imagery once more.
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