Sunday, November 13, 2005

The art of learning to create art

I was going through some of my old work trying to put a portfolio together, and thinking to myself if I was crazy to think that I would every really become a true artist and designer.

I work hard at creating beautiful images, taking stunning photos, and relaying the truth as seen through my eyes.

As I have learned different techniques and skills, I still like to see where I have come from and where I would like to go next.

I feel like there is so much for me to learn and do and try, and not enough time. So many things that seem within reach, but are just elusive enough to keep me wondering if I will attain them.

So I keep trying new things, keep doing old things in new ways, and hope that they make sense when I am done.

So Here I Am in a state of fracture, effort and wonder.

I will always wonder if I am creating art or learning about the art of creating art.
The lines between perfectionism, appreciation and accomplishment are very thin in my mind.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

just like learning to play an instrument - the only way to learn is to play. the only way to learn is to create art. you are creating art while you are learning. and even the imperfections in your art tell the story about who you are adn where you have been. and looking back on them actually gives the picture of the artist so much more depth and fulness.