Monday, November 8, 2010
NO THINKING ALLOWED, A Pledge
I get so aggravated with myself when I fall into the thinking trap. Thinking is bad and must be banned from the artist's studio. I've known that for a long time, but I forgot. So I'm making a sign and hanging it on the door: NO THINKING ALLOWED.
NO MORE THINKING about the business of art. That is best left to an agent,(whoever she may be).
NO MORE THINKING about Mice. And how the painting is shoving me towards Photorealism and I don't want to go there. So I haven't. The thought of Photorealism shut me down and has kept me away from the painting for weeks. It's pastries for cryin' out loud. They're fun. Forget about precision airbrushing and grab that brush and go after that cupcake.
NO MORE THINKING how other artists work. No more looking around. No more comparisons. No more judgments made. what's theirs is theirs. What's mine is mine. Mine comes first.
And for God sake CUT THE WRITING.
We had a guy we worked with for more than twenty years in design/build. He was my main guy. He was instrumental in constructing my residential designs. Best thing he ever said at a meeting that was dragging on adnauseum was "Are we just going to stand around and talk it done?"
That's what blogging is. Talking. And I've done enough for one morning.