My Friends at All Seasons have already seen part of this, but for sake of the newcomers. am repeating some of this:)
(All Seasons is weekly from Sunday through Wednesday evening 7pm open with a photo linky list at http://artworksfromjeshstg.wordpress.com
For a long time, even after I teaching workshops in creativity, the place where I painted was the living room of a house in a Los Angeles suburb, which was a 40 feet space, which included the kitchen. “Open concept” to the max, lol.
WHAT DOES ONE DO IN A STUDIO
Now my studio is in a 40 feet separate building, being there is like stepping into a different world. A world of creativity.
Creativity begins with having ideas and imaginations.
Knowing how to put those ideas on a flat surface is one of the most important steps, which can take days, weeks, months, or years.
Research on the internet may be involved.
Composing melodies or songs
Oodles of conversations with the Creator
Is that necessary?
For me it is.
I don’t want to be wrong, haha
Process and recording (journal) the sequence of steps
Painting on a canvas or handling other mediums, is the very end result of creativity.
Spring flowers on the side
(Floral Bliss, Floral Fri Foto, Pink Saturday)
SOME RANDOM QUESTIONS people over the years have asked me.
ABC Wed.- Q
Do I process an idea with other people?
Except when it is a commission. Then I need to know what the other has in mind.
Why? What comes on canvas or paper is between God and me.
Is that not limiting?
It’s the opposite. God gives me much more freedom than people do.
Also, it’s very practical.
He knows what strategy to take,
he knows what it will look like in the end.
When I need something to broaden my horizon, he tells me.
He also lets me know when I go off track without suggesting what I should do.
What better mentor could I have?
Does every artist work like this? I wish!
Top of the canvas is 10 feet in the air. Could not see myself on a ladder doing this! Hubs to the rescue and made a movable staircase from used wood.
Does this mean I hear “voices?” That’s an easy one to answer.
It is only one voice. The one of God.
If voices are faking to be God, it is easily recognized, because God always gives us freedom of choice. “Voices” say “you have to” or put you under pressure, threaten, or make you fearful or depressed somehow, are not God’s voice.
Psychotic voices ALWAYS are to one’s detriment, to kill someone, or destroy yourself, or someone along that line. “Voices” are NEVER encouraging, or making one feel happy or peaceful.
The biggest YELLOW one is a two inch one I used for the mammoth painting of the Wedding feast of 10 x 17 feet
In a studio, being able to flow from one thought to the other, my journeys of the mind have become more delineated and defined. Also, there’s less stress when preparing for an art event, since I have space to lay-out things in sequence.
With people come to my studio, I feel more like an artist:)
Looking up from my studio
Don’t know if the difference is seen in my paintings, but I feel less constrained, and less limited by the opinions of others. Now the sky is the limit!
(Shot in Raw, no filters, Sky Watch)
Wished I could have had one of these cute French, but bears have been sighted in my street (not exaggerated!). I don’t think a bear knows he/she is not supposed to touch paintings. so a more sturdy door was chosen.
Tue Travel, Thurs. Door
Last week I could roll up the front 14 feet high door
because it got warmer. Like to paint with natural light.
Even “day light” lamps distort colors some what.
But the reflections are there every season!
(Thurs. DOOR, Weekend Reflection)
Thanks to All the Hosts
Our World * Thru My Lens * Makro- Tex: yellow *
Tue Travel * Floral Bliss ** Pictoral Tuesday *
*Communal Global * Fleur and Color *
*ABC Wednesday – Q *
*Floral Fri Foto * Thurs. Door * Sky Watch *
*Weekend Reflection * Fri Photo Journal * Fri Photo Friends *
* Sun Snap *Pink Saturday *