Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fun craft

I've been on a little photo break for the time-being, as you may have noticed. I think it's incredibly important to fully saturate your mind with inspiration, and with all the whirl wind of things I've been doing over my Christmas break and post-365, I wanted a chance to do just that. So I've really just been spending my time being a stalker online. And by stalker I mean looking at everything! (not gossip) Magazines, blogs, business pointers, etsy, other photographers, and just really trying to get a sense of where I want to go now after my 365.

But in that time I've been doing fun projects to keep me both entertained and inspired. Heres a headband I made while I was at home in Dallas.

But, today was really a breaking point for me. I think I've finally broken through my barrier. After seeing our schools new Artist of the month that is now in our gallery, and hearing her lecture of how she got to where she is today (and mind you, her work really just isn't my style, but i TOTALLY appreciate it in its form. its beautiful) I fell in love with the idea of really being a complete artist. and I mean a "triple threat" artist in a sense. Like how performers are truly great if they are a triple threat; sing, dance, act. I'm not saying that you can't be one sole master of one type of art, but I was raised by my dad to truly be a master of whatever is in my path. It really affects my life and my competitive life as well (luckily not with those who I love). Therefore, I think I would like to encompass multiple forms of art. Whether it be paintings, crafts, photography (of course), ceramics, drawing. I love all of it and I think that has totally blown my mind and created new inspiration for myself.

So, I'd like to ask you, what are you planning on doing in the future for yourself? Whether or not your an art major! I want to hear how all of you are keeping yourself inspired or if you have any plans for your "career"

with love.


wintertrees said...

I would totally love to be a Jill of All Trades... art, movies, music, writing, etc. Right now I'm going to school for visual art, and I'm thinking about photography as a major... but we'll see what happens. :)

I try to draw inspiration from things I enjoy, music I'm listening to, and other people/artists around me. Sometimes it bothers me if I draw to much outside myself, but being in "art school" mode is creatively draining as well... so I'm kind of hanging in the balance with my own endeavors.

That's probably more than you care to know about. hahahah. :)

katie said...

Wintertrees: I definitely know what you mean about being creatively drained in school. And I think it has a lot to do with the fact that sometimes the projects may not even be something you enjoy. So you're putting all this work into something you don't like, all so you can get an "A". Its so not liberating. :[

Thanks for sharing, though :]

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