Saturday, April 26, 2008

I decided to stay home and work on my art yesterday. I've been struggling with this piece and having real trouble resolving it. I started fiddling with it in the morning and thought I would just continue with it and go to gym today instead. It turned out to be the right decision as its nearly finished and looking ok. Just one little area left to work on and then some coats of varnish to protect it.

My art buddy, Julia (daughter) has come out of her long artist block and is creating again. She has done some beautiful work in the last few days. Check out and type in Julia Thomas to view her work. She has also put some of Zoe's work on there.

While writing my morning pages this morning I was questioning where to go next with my artwork. I like to keep exploring new techniques and learning new ways to express myself. I don't want to stagnate. So often you see talented people doing the same safe thing year after year and their work starts to look lifeless. I don't want that to happen to me. I like to challenge myself. The point I'm trying to make is that I got some new ideas this morning while writing my morning pages and once I've finished the piece I'm working on I'm going to give those ideas a try.

Anyway I'd better have breakfast, do my morning chores and head off to gym. My body can't afford another day off.


butterfly woman said...

Hi Uta,
Went on that website your daughter is on. You, your daughter and granddaughter all so gifted artistically. I love both Julia's photos of Zoe and her works using gouche. She captures eyes beautifully and I really felt emotionally connected to her art. Wow!I'd like to get on her website and comment. Can I? Also, I am glad you are pushing yourself, and not being content to settle for the same. You continue to be an inspiration to me!!!

Uta said...

Aw thanks so much Bev.