A  bunch of discarted props
A bunch of discarted props

“An artist is a human who looks into the world, sees that there is something missing, and then has to make it since no-one else seems to do it.” I read something along these lines from somewhere, probably a quotation of someone famous and I ought to know from whom it is.

Not for every single piece, but sometimes, it is like that for me and my plans. I realized that when my husband once pointed it out. I was whining about the process of doing something I don’t remember. It somehow wasn’t working out, and I was reluctant to try again. “You just would prefer if someone else already did this,  am I right?” he said.

I came back home from my US trip with so many pictures and ideas in my head. And I am eager to give life to them. And there are so many old ideas, too. I am working right now on my underwater-maybe-tunnel-book. But just right now everything seems too bland once it exists in the real world, and needs to be taken apart and be redone immediately. I wish, I could just tell all these ideas to someone else, who would make them all, and then I’d decide to maybe buy one of them. But mainly I would just be happy that they existed. Maybe just for a minute before I had to do something else again, but still …

When it’s like that, and I simply seem to be unable to project my thoughts into this world, I can’t help but think I made a mistake. Maybe I should have be doing the calculations for an insurance company all day long. Instead of trying to do something that I apparently are unable to do.

Maybe I just crave for some artist’s company. I think I would very much enjoy a joined project. But I know only mathematicians in this part of the world.

(Music video for Tanya Davis’ song Art by Andrea Dorfman)

Well, back to work!e

One reply on “Artist”

  1. Hi Hilke

    Two places of inspiration
    Julie is running an art journaling class in September, come and join us on Ning. Julie is a wonderful teacher and fellow students are forming a wonderful artistic community in there.

    There are lots of interesting magazines on here;

    If you would like to find out more about what art journaling is all about try this one
    Issue One is available as a digital download


    Billie 🙂

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