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Saturday, December 14, 2013

So Now What?

Today it is a cold rainy day here in Codyland.  A bit like my mood.  No I am not depressed.  But, rather contemplative.  I have been revisiting some old places in my mind of late.  Trying to navigate around who I am as an artist.  Recently I have noticed something rather profound about myself as an artist.  I must have a form of ADD.  It is near to impossible for me to stick with one form of expression or medium.  I am bouncing around from sculpture, painting to photography.  I love working in all these media.  But, while attending a few art shows this past week, I began to wonder if this way of being wasn't a hindrance? Is there a place in the art world for someone like me?  It seems most artists concentrate on one medium or process.  Sure, I can just be happy with who I am and how I make art.  But, if I want to be a part of the "Art Community" than should I conform?

I am at my most happiest when I am creating and discovering new things through my art and creative process. My hope is that this will be accepted no matter what form it takes. So, today I am a photographer, tomorrow a painter, the next day after that who knows. The important thing is to never stop creating.  This gives me life and lets my soul shine forth unto the world.

Since we are on the subject of creating.  Here is a look at what is on my work table at the moment.  I am creating a painting for a secret Santa gift.


It is an 8x8 inch panel.  I am intending to create a scene of looking at a planet from it's moon. I love those big gas giants and how mysterious they look. It will be fun to see how this one turns out.  I will post a picture or two as it progresses.  I have to have it finished by next Saturday.

Here is an abstract portrait I took of a friend at a restaurant last night.  I have been reading about using out of focus images to create abstracted portraits.  I love how this one turned out.


Not bad for a little point and shoot camera. Plus the meal was superb.

Well, that's about it for this post.  Hope you all have a lovely rest of your weekend.  May the week ahead provide your souls with riches beyond your wildest dreams.

3 comments:

Mario Zeleny said...

Holiday Blessings, My friend!

Karen Mallory said...

I don't think creating in different mediums is a hinderance. It means we love to create whatever medium is in front of us! LOL
hugs Karen

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Mario back at ya.

Karen you are right. Variety is the spice of life. My question and observation was due to a few art venues and their shows. It would be nice to interview the artists that participate in some of these shows to see if they too create in different mediums. I know painters also sketch. I don't count that as it is a part of the process. But, do they sculpt or make mixed media pieces?

I won't stop making what I make. But, it seems some visitors to my studio seem a bit confused and think there are five artists instead of two.