Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ideas and Doubts

A Day in the Life - Swirl of Doubts page 5 color pencils

Generating ideas for the sketch book has been an interesting process.  The challenge has been to have  continuity in the theme and connecting one page to the next. Frustration with the paper has translated into not looking for perfection in my sketches or in the writing.  Letting go of the fear of failure is very liberating and I am somewhat enjoying the process of filling up the sketch book.  I read somewhere that Pablo Picasso once said "You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea."  Seems like I have taken that to heart. I have completed fifteen pages so far and have a few more to go. I am looking forward to see what I will come up with next :)  

9 comments:

thiliMy said...

keep it up! proud of you for working through this project

Katherine Thomas said...

I love reading about your thoughts as you proceed with the sketchbook! Thank you for sharing so openly. Everybody I know who has done one of those Arthouse sketchbooks has complained about the paper. Myself included!
I was looking at one of your paintings from 2009. An abstract with a horse in the middle... It's amazing! I admire the style of your work! It's very creative!

meera said...

Thanks Thili! I am more productive since taking on the project and needing to finish a page every other day!!! Value of daily practice cannot be praised enough.

Katherine, thank you! --You made my day :) I really shouldn't complain much about the paper since I am doing half as many sketches now working on one side only!!!

AK said...

This is what I call creativity !

meera said...

Thanks AK :) I have to say I am drawing and sketching things I don't normally think of and enjoying it very much! --its wonderful once I get an idea I can run away with.

Kathy Staicer said...

I think that letting go of your fear of failure is a great step in your journey as and artist. I can see it in your work and hear it in your words.

meera said...

Kathy, Thank you! In art and in life letting go of fear takes us far !

B said...

Loving ur doodles and the writing with it.

meera said...

Thanks B! Its been fun even though I fret over it a lot :)

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