Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Latest Round of Wierdness...


So lets just say I've had a creative block since 2001...I kid you not, I'm dead serious...This was the last time I planned a major composition...

I think when I finished college, and went out into "the real world" I lost a bit of my creative edge. I was no longer doing art 5-7 days per week, nor working in my sketchbook. In fact, I did little to no art at all for 4 years....I refer to those years (late 2001-late 2005) as my "lost years"....I was busy just trying to make ends meet, and often working up to 3 jobs at one time...It didn't occur to me that I could try to earn a living as an artist. (I think this is what happens when you don't think outside of the box (which I often don't) and when you have main stream parents who work in education)...

Anyway, when I say "major composition" I am referring to the surreal images in my Snitterdog shop. I started them in college, and finished them in the last 2-3 years. (they just didn't look done, so I went back to mess with them :)...Anyway, this is the type of art I am most interested in creating. This is the type of art that is also the most difficult to create -- it is very time consuming and intricate. I have not started a "new one" until recently. This is the sketch I plan to turn into a painting. (Supposedly)....we'll see what happens...

I'm trying to tell myself that I'm not any less creative than I used to be...I was just preoccupied for a few years, and my brain got lazy...(by the way, I tend to do the leaves and flowers because it' "easier"...I hope that doesn't sound horrible)...My goal is to get back into the wierd stuff-- I hope I can still pull it off! :)

5 comments:

Robin Lynne said...

If it's any consolation, I haven't taken any new (really really good) photographs in a few months :P

Also - I 'featured' your shops in a roundabout way on my blog today! Just thought I'd let you know :)

Have a super duper day!

-Robin Lynne
www.robinlynne.org

Angela said...

Ohhh Kerry! I'm sure that you can! Blocks come and go, at least they do with me. You just need something inspiring to get you started. :) I absolutely ADORE your work. You are so talented! I can't wait for the 14th to come. :) Hope to see you there!!!!
*HUGS*
Angela

Helen said...

I have writer's block a lot. Not good when it's how you pay the bills!

Love that drawing... you are selling it to me when it's finished, right?!?

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Snitterdog said...

Hi guys! ;)

-- thanks Robin Lynne :O...I'm a glutton for exposure :)...angela you are too sweet! :)-- I haven't got a hold of Miriam yet, so I have no idea if I can do the bazaar... :O..(I hope so)! :)...Oz-- but of course! :)