On my "sad" days I surf the internet looking around for inspirations,pick-me-ups that will do just that;lift my soul!
Most of the time I surf inside Flickr,ETSY or at Poetry.com. Always coming back lifted and inspired to concentrate on getting busy with better things in life rather than feeling sorry for myself.
Being an Artist is hard,there are no promises of money it it, no promises of immediate success,no promises that your Mojo will deliver 100% of the time and,specially,no promises that you will please others or be understood by anyone...It's a lonely road for sure! Being an artist requires more than just an inclination to be one,you have to be born one...you have to be born with an artistic soul to be able to create Art,and You must be a bit on the crazy side too! =D
In my surfings I have seen beauty and I have seen people trying to see beauty.Do I make any sense?
I have seen photographers that have never study photography and yet,creates amazing beauty... and photographers with degrees,a well paid job,even fame attached to their names yet,no artistic soul in them.They keep on Producing dead work that appeals to name collectors only.
The eye of an artist is his camera,his canvas,his palettes,the windows that his soul uses to create( not the camera or paint brush)...The eyes of someone trying to see beauty is just clinically registering what he sees in front of him,most of the time it will have no 3-dimentional life or poetic beauty in it,clinically perfect yet dead.Just what the camera sees,so to say,an automated work.
Picasso's work was disorganized and even considered chaotic,but he was a master.And why? Because Art is an intimate artistic expression,is a disclosure of the Artist's interior life,Is a portrait of his soul,so to say.After all,Art is an investigation of both the outer and the inner worlds.Don't you agree?
Maybe is when both worlds collides that Art is created,like a big bang?...I like the idea of having an artistic "big bang"!
Irene's work shows her inner poetic beauty and her graceful strength so beautifully.No wonder the name of her shop is Eye Poetry,because her work is,for me,like a beautiful silent poem.
Any way,hope you enjoy my choice for this poetic Tuesday.
By the way,good start for my second day of my 30 days trial.have to go now, as my day is promising to be a busy one already!
Remember to be happy today,