Thursday, November 13, 2008

A time to simplify

When I get a song in my head I listen to it over and over until it burns a hole in my memory until I know the note before the note is played, or the lyric before it ever escapes their lips. Most inspiration that I receive is from music, two arts that waltz beautifully hand-in-hand.
Last night while I was wheeling my paint brush in no direction, I had to stop, sit back and conjure a plan. One single idea, thought, inspiration to break through and reach for my awaiting virgin canvas. Then from the distance, his fingers hit the keys in such a purposed rhythmic fashion. The chords hummed back to him confidently yet with a subdued undertone. The sheer simplistic beauty of Beethoven's overture. Simplicity at its finest moment. Like a precise writer every emotion imaginable was captured in 6 minutes. Simple maybe uncomplicated in approach …..never… Every move was deliberate this piece was no accident. For about 4 rounds of the song roughly a half hour I decided to get lost in the notes which I hoped would help my own art. And it did.
I stripped my canvas, removed the fan-fair and approached the canvas self-assured. I knew what to do. Simplicity, easy in thought difficult in execution. When a thought is simple in art the execution has to be deliberate and flawless. Just as Beethoven you have to be confident with your instrument. As a result last night I painted something totally out of my box and happened to love it. Primitive, simple, and thought out. Three things I sometimes zoom by in my haste to create. I hope you like it. Currently he is on eBay.


I like him better in person :) You can really appreciate the detail then


So… with all of this, a revelation. I have been pretty tense lately, even irritable. I know why (I SOOOOOOOOO WANT TO TELL YOU… but alas I can't…. in time). But how to cope with something you have no control over? I always have control. So in the mean time I need to simplify and it has to start with my thoughts. My mind is always racing I can't seem to stop it. At night I have to sleep with the TV on to divert me from thinking too much. I must simplify my processes. Easier said than done and I don't even know where to begin. But in order to keep sanity I have to figure it out.
I am sooooo excited for the holiday that I want to be able to mentally sit back and enjoy them. Or else they will fly by like they never came to visit. But as I said when something is simple the execution has to be flawless. So, I must think about my approach before I start, and trust in my instrument, myself.

Enjoy Kiddies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope each and every one of your have the best Thursday ever. Just remember, it is what you want to make it.

Big smooches!

8 comments:

Designs by CK said...

FUN new piece Steph...love the trailing wording under the tree branch. :-)

FUNNER Christmas blog layout too!!!

Cheers,
Chris

Flor Larios Art said...

Cute painting! First time on your blog and will be back soon.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I love your newest painting...that is whimsical indeed..great job..really makes me smile...:)

Pease Porridge said...

Very cute!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Okay Stephanie... now you must show us your christmas tree....you have made my day with your wonderful comments..glad you like it...does make me want to decorate...:) have a good one my dear..
Gina :>)

Jenn said...

Steph...thanks for the well wishes:) You are a sweet pea!!
Hope everything is okay!!!
xoxox...jenn

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Hey Steph! Stopping by for a little visit. I saw what you did with the thing from Ebay. I love it. I didn't know that they did that. I did it on my blog and mentioned that I got it from you. Thanks for sharing.

By the way love the new piece.

Kim

crow productions said...

I love your art. I am new and dorky. Your sight is so suave. Thank you for your complement of my Shadow Love. .*^)

badge for mixed media art

Playlist


Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones

Lovely Blog Award

Lovely Blog Award
Lisa,Gina, Jenny (you ladies rock)

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette
Chris (CK)

Gail Lackey Award

Gail Lackey Award
Thank You Gail! and MISS P

Amazing Friendship

Amazing Friendship
Fannie

I Love Your Blog

I Love Your Blog
Fannie

Awards <3 blog

Awards <3 blog
Fannie

Award Kreative

Award Kreative
Fannie

Who Is Visiting

Counter


View My Stats

Layout