Saturday, July 31, 2010

Living Art

Sometimes there are days  weeks when I can't seem to get motivated. (See a previous post here).  I have learned to just kind of go with it when that happens.  I went for awhile without doing a whole lot of art, but I put some ideas  together, made some gifts, took a class, wrote an article for a future publication.  So it wasn't like I was just laying around the WHOLE time. No really!!
Then there are ideas that come into my head, that will not be ignored.  It could be a huge project idea, or as simple as a journal page quote.  I have learned to write these down when I can, and when the muse allows, I sit down to see what happens.

This piece is one of those simple ideas that came out exactly how I pictured it in my head.  I had seen a billboard that had huge lettering, and within one of the letters, was a partial photo of a person.  I had been working on some things that required me to use pieces of old work, so I thought, why not do a larger piece using one word, and fill it in with nothing but bits of older collages.
Well right away, I love the word ART..(duh!) I mean, I know I love art, but I like the way the word itself looks in big block capital letters. I printed out the letters and then went back through scanned work and printed out bits and pieces of older stuff.  (I even snuck in a picture of yours truly!)  I like it.

3 comments:

treasurefield said...

I like it, too! I'm a huge fan of lettering anyway, and I like your "arted up" version!
And I can really relate to the way you take a break from art when life gets in the way, but yet you never stop thinking about it. And isn't that the way it should be? ;)

Janet Ghio said...

This looks really great!!

Dyche Designs said...

I love it, it's always so much fun when inspiration hits.