Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Art Life


I'll openly admit...I like to work fast...
and when I dont,when I get stuck,
I want to throw something against the wall 
and eat a gallon of Rocky Road ice cream!

I suppose I feel this way because Art,
is the one thing in my life that I now feel(because it wasn't always like this)
completely confident about. 
I trust my choices and follow my instincts and if someone doesn't like it,
I'm completely ok with it.

That doesn't mean that I don't ask for advice,
that I don't like learning new things.
It simply means that when I create,
I create for me 
and no one else.

So when I cant complete something,it's frustrating
 because I see it in my head
but my hands cant translate what I want.

But I'm learning...
that not everything happens,the way I want it to happen.
Especially when it comes to art.

I'm learning to walk away.
I'm learning to not get so stuck on an idea.
I'm learning it's ok to re-work and re-work and re-work.
Even if it takes me a month, or two.

This Art Life,is a blessed life.
It teaches more than I ever expected,more than I ever hoped for.
It goes up and it goes down
just like every other corner of our lives.
But this process of becoming
it screams loud
and it screams clear 
that  like every journey,
this is a journey
 worth taking.

Of course,walking the line,
doesn't stop me from wanting a gallon of Rocky Road ice cream.




Retro Cafe products I used in this video tutorial:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6361/Large-Exquisite-Antiquity-Shrine-Kit.htm
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_3659/Steampunk-Gears-II.htm
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5817/Primitive-Angel-Art-Doll-Kit-Style-3.htm
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_3339/Star-Mix-Cut-Outs--48-Pieces.ht
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6422/Ornate-Flourish-Cut-Outs-Style-4--Set-of-2.htm
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6222/Mini-Printed-Wood-Butterfly-Buttons--Set-of-6.htm
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_2307/Stickles-Glitter-Glue--Silver.htm
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5282/33-Santos-Art-Doll-Head-Paper-Cuts--Set-II.htm
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_1493/Butterfly-Cut-Outs.htm
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6165/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology--Small-Talk-Word-Stickers.htm
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5052/117-Bird-Word-Collage-Paper-Cuts--Classic-White.htm

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

4 comments:

Susan said...

Great slideshow of how it really works to put a creation together. I can soooo relate! Lovely piece!

Alice said...

She is beautiful!I loved the slide show. I make jewelry and there are many times I am not happy with the piece and I tear it apart and just walk away. Later I try again and it works.

Kass said...

Love the slide show and your attitude.

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

So amazing Cat! Your gorgeous piece and the cool slide show video! Just love it!!! xoxo