Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What Inspires Me? Artist's Play Room #24

Inspired

My inspiration comes from many fronts and often in such close succession that I have a hard time nailing down that which is "it."

Inspired reveals what could actually BE at the heart of my inspiration. 

First there is process of sifting and sorting and gathering my "paper paint." 

Next I BEgin looking for words or phrases. 

So there are two definite sources of inspiration.

While NOT all the art I make has a purpose, a challenge frames purpose in a curious way. Until asked to share what inspires me, I doubt I would have put this particular painting together.

However...

What I learned from this is how much I am inspired by my process. 

I think my process is less about completing and more about engaging, allowing, and inviting.

I am inspired by BEing an artist. 

I am the only ME who ever has been or will ever BE. 

This gives me loads of room to explore. To discover. 

To DO a thing the way only I CAN.

I am inspired by THAT!!

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14 comments:

Janet said...

This IS gorgeous Currie!!

Jennifer McLean said...

it looks great and I like your idea that just the process is also inspiration because youre reminded that you're an artist.

Serena Lewis said...

You do amazing things with your paper paint, Currie! Love your take on inspiration and beautiful work, as always!

see you there! said...

Great piece and you expressed where your inspiration comes from so well.

Darla

Rita said...

What a wonderful piece!! Excellent job on the challenge, Currie! :)

WrightStuff said...

Yay! Here's to INSPIRATION may it continue to flow!

VonnyK said...

A wonderful and inspiring post. Love your artwork with all the words.
Von.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

well put... I think that your writing complements your artworks perfectly and I especially like the colour palette you have used in this one...xx

Victoria said...

Super fabulous piece..beautiful..visually stimulating and filled with lots of wonderful energies!
Victoria
Visiting from APR!

Gloria said...

I enlarged your collage to see all the "inspirational" words you have used. I can really see what you mean by letting the process lead you. I can picture you going through magazines and catalogues to instinctively pick out the "pieces" that resonate with you.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is a great word collage. I love lettering and calligraphy, so I can relate to your source of inspiration. Blessings!

Gourdess said...

Beautifully inspiring! I have thoroughly enjoyed hopping about this week to everyone's blog post for APR. I can so relate to your inspirational process. Warmly, Tracy APR #13

Alicia C said...

I love this! inspired by the process - this is akin to a flowering garden - art & creativity as an organic unfolding process wiht no preconceptions - nice!

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