Thursday, August 26, 2010

connecting the dots

there's a certain {good} tension that comes with making collage. it involves the pull between the thinking mind and the intuitive mind, and i love it when intuition wins! or at least directs.

i have lots of work that is lying around at stage 1. i might've had half an idea {just a feeling that i'm trying to record} or an idea as an offshoot of something else. it seems that often i'm not sure where i'm going with it . . . so i leave it at the start.

then today, as i was in this collage work mode the penny dropped! some of the half ideas may have been the beginnings of a new direction. i'm still not sure entirely what that entails. it also, could be one of many possible directions.

it gets confusing sometimes, working on so many different things, a little at a time. but it keeps it fun.

hope to do a shopping post soon 8)
happy friday! what are you up to this weekend?


The Art Cupboard said...

these are amazing, i love the open space and simplicity, really strong work

luluvillage said...

I remember reading once that there has to be a particular kind of balance between the work and the artist:
if the artist gets done everything s/he intended on the canvas- the work might be beautiful, but sterile and boring;
if the work is allowed to take the upper hand- it also might come out beautiful, but chaotic and wild;
the gold nugget is to strike that balance point, a perfect tension between art and artist, where neither 'wins' but both are happy.
Now, wishing you a happy result of the balancing game between Gretchenmist and collage!

ArtMind said...

I love these, Belinda. They remind me of my childhood where I was one of those being obsessed with 'connect the dots'. I especially love the orange/red/striped one.

Pretty Neat Designs said...

I like the dots!! I have a lot of projects that need attention too. I seem to be very easily distracted these days and don't make my way back getting things done. Here is to hoping for some focus!

jacqueline said...

I love these designs so much Very simple and yet beautiful! I too kinda get confused when i work on alot of stuffs in one goal! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Krystal said...

your prints always make my eyes happy

annie said...

It is so good to see that a love of making can return afterwards. I am eyeing off a sketch book and pen and thinking collage may be a good step back in... Thanks!


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