Monday, October 18, 2010

Art and Life

Happy Cat Trio
8" x 8" acrylic on canvas panel

Hi! I've been a bit absent from my blog here lately. Sigh! Not that I wanted to be, but because I was working through a personal issue.

As I think about life and art lately, I'm finding it interesting how when we deal with the things that life sometimes throws at us, that we all react and act differently. For example, I have seen or read where some artists really dive into their art and create some of their most amazing work when faced with difficult problems.

For me, during the past two weeks, I found that I could not work on any quilting, whatsoever. As I was processing and working through my personal issue, I just couldn't go into the studio and quilt. No matter that there was a quilt right under the sewing machine needle, just patiently waiting, waiting, and waiting.

But, I did find that I wanted to paint. Painting helped me in some way that quilting couldn't. Strange? Maybe. Maybe not.

How about you turn to art or away from art when coping with difficult life whammies?

Page spread in my journal

Anyway, things seem to be getting back to normal. I went into the studio today and quilted on my quilt for a while. It felt good!