Friday, April 20, 2012

one lone little painting, all alone in a sea of clutter....

one lone little painting .....


this is the only thing i really got finished during my days off this week.
don't get me wrong...i worked on a bunch of other things. but this was the only thing i FINISHED.
i hate days like that. unless i am working toward a goal and EVERYTHING is in a state of unfinishedness.
i've been taking a little break from working on the fairy tale pieces. i guess i kind of burned out from the first batch. but, i will have to start on them next week.

i feel like i am kind of in limbo right now...just piddling around with a few things with no clear goal in mind.
i am trying to get paintings done, beadwork done, some other dolls finished.
it's all a jumbled mess.
 but, i guess that's how the creative process works, from time to time.

how about you? do you burn out on one medium and have to take a break by moving to another? does your work always come out like you've planned? or do you not plan and just fly by the seat of your pants?

i hope everyone has a great weekend. i'm working at my "day job" the next 4 days, but i hope to hit the studio a bit at night...

until next time,

♥amber♥

4 comments:

Nichola said...

My work NEVER turns out like I plan! I hate those stages where everything is a WIP but then you get those few days where 10 things come together and you've got lovely new things everywhere. Then, after that, you look around and think "What's next?" and jump right back into the jumble.

Your painting is sweet as can be.

Amber Leilani Middleton said...

i hear ya, nichola! my pieces hardly ever turn out like i want them to. these last ones that i did for the this show in new mexico...they pretty much did. i think i'm more of a fly by the seat of your pants artist than i am a planner. and even if i do plan...halfway through, the doll or painting wants to be something else!! oh well....

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

I hear ya! A big YES! to all your questions. I use to be able to sit very focused and work a doll fron start to finish. Now - Ha! my life and work feels very scattered. Distracted, scattered and feeling a lack of direction is my creative enemy these days. My friend called it a "season" that this is just a season in my life and it too shall pass. A growing pain of sorts. It feels so uncomfortable like I am having a creative identity crisis. I guess it is all necessary for growth but it sucks! Thanks for your share! Big Hug

Amber Leilani Middleton said...

lurena, it sounds like we might be in a similar place. i am working hard on the pieces for mariposa, but am also wanting to work on some new pieces - growing and changing my style a bit - and i do feel scattered! i think it is growing pains in a way. thanks for sharing what you are experiencing as well!! we will make it through and be better artists for it!!