My last post was about how cats and art enrich my life... except that I went on a bit about cats and there wasn't time for the art part.
So here it is... although I'm not exactly sure what I want to say.
Basically I love to write stories, sketch, play around with watercolor, and either throw on the pottery wheel or sculpt little critters out of clay. Am I good at it? I'm OK... don't consider myself an artist... but definitely enjoy doing it.
The stories I write are original and just pop up in my head... so it's therapeutic to put them down on paper (or into the computer). But sketching, watercolor (and probably sculpture) is different. When I see something (a picture, an object, whatever...) and it 'moves' me, I want/need to capture it... feel the creation of it myself. I see the 'motion' in my mind and want to feel it in my fingers.
Luckily most of the time, if I can see it in my mind, I can duplicate it on paper or in clay. Does that make any sense? It really is hard to explain. It sounds strange (even to me), but it makes me think how some people say that they see numbers in colors - well, I see motion in things and want to feel that motion. Crazy, huh? Maybe...
And the reason I won't say that I'm a artist is because I've never had a good understanding of art appreciation. It seems that an Artist would appreciate all forms of art. I don't. I don't understand or appreciate lots of famous art. Can't for the life of me find anything about some of it to appreciate... except maybe the effort put out to create it. But perhaps (like my writing) it just feels good to get it out and onto the canvas or into a physical form. (I think this when I see art that borders on horrific - and think how good it must feel to get THAT out of their head - ha!).
But it seems that for as many of us that don't appreciate it, there are just as many or more that do.
Anyway, the process of creating art (and even the wonder of seeing others create) brings me joy. And I imagine some people find the same magic in music or possibly anything. Life is art. I do understand that.
Perhaps this is TMI...??? If so, sorry. But thanks for reading anyway!
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