Archive for October, 2009

Getting Up and Go

Posted in Journey of Art and living on October 26, 2009 by lori landis art
Lace & Tea 12x12 acrylic collage $650

Lace & Tea 12x12 acrylic collage $650

Where does Energy go? One minute I’m fine and then suddenly I lost my GO.  That is why I really shouldn’t try to do “business work” when I’m taking a break from painting while my paint dries.  I swear that the internet takes a lot of energy.  I know better.   But hear this, I am so very very grateful to have this problem because I Get To Paint!

What is the Cost?

Posted in Journey of Art and living on October 13, 2009 by lori landis art
We Are Living - Mandala NFS

We Are Living - Mandala NFS

For the artist what is the cost of living without doing our art? What is the cost of losing artists to economics? Asia and Europe love the creation of art because they have lived with it longer and understand if a society doesn’t support the arts we become crass and boring.  Creation is God’s gift to us to bring a society to it’s fullest potential.  Even those who benefit directly don’t really understand the role artists play.

People have a misconception that artists are greedy because of their prices on their art.  I don’t think people understand how much it takes to be an artist these days and they aren’t doing for the money otherwise they wouldn’t work for pennies a day.  So what is the cost to society if you buy a poster instead of an original piece of artwork? You tell me.

Creativity is Hard Work

Posted in Journey of Art and living on October 7, 2009 by lori landis art
Soaring Flock 9x6 acrylic on paper  $275

Soaring Flock 9x6 acrylic on paper $275

I get exhausted when I paint but exhilarated at the same time.  Creativity is hard work.   Making all kinds of decisions like shapes, colors, composition, plus deciding on what substrate to use, texture and what medium to use.  Writers, software designers and all other creatives have to decide on what they need. I think too about how to promote and market myself while trying to have a balanced life.

 

Yes, there are artists who totally eat , breathe their art.  They do remarkably well but have no other life.  It is a choice to have balance but  I can’t stop the creativity and making my art even though it is hard work.  What would you choose?

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