i don't normally write to much on this blog, but tonight, i just feel like it. so deal with it!
new years resolutions are hard.
last year i had 3, love more, read more and become a vegetarian.
some worked out a whole lot better than others, let's just say i had a chicken sandwich for dinner!
so this year i'm really thinking about trying to regain some creativity. i tried with sketchbooks, i tried with ideas for screen prints, i tried with a show poster. but when it comes down to it, perhaps i just need a new direction...so my new years resolution is...to start making jewelry! ahh, of what sort, i am not sure. but i can guarantee you anything i make will be suitable for me to wear!
i would love any inspiration i can get! so send some ideas my way
"nothing is original. steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. if you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. and don't bother concealing your theivery- celebrate it if you fell like it. in any case, always remember what jean-luc godard said: 'it's not where you take things from- it's where you take them to'. "
miranda july is one of my favorite artists/people. most of the time i draw inspiration from artists in the sense that i wish i could make art like them. but my inspiration from miranda is her lack of self-censorship, her courage, her eccentricity. more specifically her courage to not censor her eccentricity! i own 2 of her books and love reading and re-reading them.
my dearest friend j.annie gave me a copy of no one belongs here more than you for christmas and her note inside sums everything up, "here's to never being afraid of our weirdness". learning to love you more; to me is like life projects and i think i should start actually doing some. i honestly think it would make you a better person if you made encouraging banners or some of the other projects she suggests.
"life is so ridiculously gorgeous, strange, heartbreaking; horrific, etc., that we are compelled to describe it to ourselves, but we can't! we cannot do it! and so we make art."-miranda july