Sep 9, 2011

Day 65

This is the most I have biked in one route! 

and we return after a long break from blogging. 
Blogging is such a good way to keep track of my artistic progress, and a log of all the things I have done.
Introspection is important . To check once in a while where I am, and where do I want to go. 
Artistically I do that by looking at what things have come naturally to me, things that initially used to take frustration and intense thought about what exactly I am doing. 
May people think, painting or drawing is a passive act. To some it can be, if it is reflecting the inner nature and they are using no technique and its all emotion. Such as the random doddles and patterns are I create in class, or when a Buddhist monk creates mandala (though he is in a  100% concentrated stage, opposite of  passive, yet relaxed). But for the most part, drawing and painting from life is all attention requiring and frustrating process. Its about observing, thinking about what you see, then putting that brush stroke down. No random brush stoke will not get you life like work. Even though there is so much frustration involved, the process is extremely rewarding. The feeling of getting a glimpse of what 
 its like to create. The little power of creation that we have is amazing, cant even imagine how the world was created.

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up"-Pablo Picasso
Most people cant get past this frustration and stop creating.

Its good to think about where you are at, but at the same time can't get stuck. 
Api chet su-duracharo

I am super duper pumped for all my classes. Watercolor, charcoal, oil, pen and ink and graphite is all that I will be using!
In my computer imaging class we started with this project, where we had to create a pattern from 1'x1' square on a 8'x8' work space.  We are working on Illustrator for now. These are all the patterns I came up with.
Surprised no paisely?

This whole month of  September, my art will be showing at Metropolitan Bakery 
Its a nice-small-cute, place to have my first public exposure.
Artist reception is on the 23rd.
from 6-8:30pm. Stop by!

I have been thinking about my ba a lot recently, I wish she was here.
and at the same time my family in India. Miss you all sooo mucchh!!!

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