Sunday, February 28, 2010

Silence within our self is good. Silence from others are not.

Acrylic on canvas . This piece hangs on my wall in my studio. That is a stupid thing to write since a lot of my art hangs on those walls...LOL... I am a person which never finds it hard to talk..I never meet a stranger. Some of those strangers have become friends.. It is strange when I was a young girl growing up, I never talked. I stayed to my self and was happy writing and drawing. I really did not need communication with others. Then I was called Strange or Weird..
Then one day I started talking to just about anyone that would talk back to me. Now I am called a Artist..LOL....
Sometimes in life you know someone no matter how much to try to talk to get no response. You get nothing. That is how this piece was created..Out of frustration and a whole lot of sadness. So when someone does not talk to me I pick up my pen and I write and I write and write and then I paint.... Sometimes in reverse.
This piece was created several years ago.
I hope everyone has a great and creative week ahead.

May you always dream in color.
Katelen

25 comments:

Art Girl said...

I feel that way with writing to people emails included... I write to people/family and not hear back...just silence for no reason! I hate that lack of response! Your painting is a strong piece expressing your frustration.

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

i use art as my creative escape from the sometimes harsh realities of life,,, and also to celebrate the good as well...

it's a wonderful outlet right at our fingertips either way! and it's nice to post on our blogs and get feedback!

communication...we all have a need for some form of it, right....eye contact is best!

ciao
have a nice night...

have you come by for my small giveaway?

see you soon!

Sheila said...

I'm so glad you dropped by Katelen so I could discover your glorious blog. BTW it is not a stupid thing to say that most of your art is on the walls because most of mine aren't!! They are on the floor propped against the walls.

I wish I could write as well as you do. I hope to learn much from you in that regard.

Caio Fernandes said...

this is a lovely pieace of art . really good .
Hey talkative girl ....if depended of me you wouldn't be creative because i would chat with you all the time .

Mary said...

Lots of emotion in this piece!
I am still working on your painting sweetie.
I have had to begin again, I was unhappy with something I tried to do on it. It's funny how I cannot re-produce a painting I've already done. It is always a bit different.

Hugs!!
What you said to your Mom is truth. Is there something you two enjoy doing together?

La Dolce Vita said...

as artists, I think we do tend to live in our own little worlds, and why not? it is such a lovely place!! xo

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

What a nice painting. Bright, colorful and nicely designed. Great!

Karin Bartimole said...

I love that you have found your voice, and talk to all! I was similar - really kept to myself, now I talk to strangers in grocery stores, or where ever, and enjoy many exchanges that my silence would never have provided! hugs to you Katelen!! xox Karin

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Connecting with others...keeping your heart open is a good thing. Not everyone is in that place. This piece has such wonderful colors combined in such a beautiful way...the writing is well placed...almost hidden but not.

Janet said...

As a young person I was so shy I barely spoke to anyone, walked around looking down all the time. Then I "woke up" and now I talk all the time!!

I love your art. It always speaks to me.

Manon Doyle said...

Hey Katelen,

Love the piece. You're very much like me...lol! I'm a talker and when i was a child I was very shy! Now..... I'll talk to anyone about anything...lol!

Kelly M. said...

That is one powerful image! And, yes -- we ALL have artwork on our walls, and in drawers and stacked in pile -- what a pity, isn't it? Funny, but I've gone the opposite way -- chatty when younger, now quite content to spend hours by myself, communicating through my artwork. Keep your open spirit alive! We are witnesses for each other! :-)

Marilyn Rock said...

This IS a very powerful image and I love it!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Very poignant and important message in this piece. It is powerful and expresses depth. I know the feelings you have expressed and can very much relate to this artwork.

DJ said...

Just found your blog via Odd Chick's. Am I glad I did!
GREAT, expressive art that's real and human...I have to put someone THIS talented on my blog roll. I'll be back to see more.


Love & Laughter...

Judy said...

I love how and what you wrote here. So do you think we should all stop writing to you or communicating with you so we can see more of your beautiful art such as your example??? LOL

~Babs said...

Funny, I can't imagine you having ever been at a loss for words.Your 'voice' with art speaks volumes, also.
This is a beautiful piece,(gorgeous color) and I also like your sketch in the previous post.

simoart said...

Great piece of art with a huge message. It brings lots of emotions out of me. As always beautiful work.

layers said...

Combining the writing with the painting or vice verse does bring more meaning to the work

Butterfly Works said...

I am so glad I came by your blog; we are very similar in so many ways....This piece is powerful and the colors show very strong emotions.....I will definitely be back...
I hope you will stop by to see me for a visit; I'd love to have you.
Hugs and Blessings,
Butterfly

ArtPropelled said...

Hey Katelen, this painting called to me from DJ's sidebar. Even in the thumbnail photo it has power.

Sadia Hussain said...

A feeling we all share and the title says it all! Bold painting and a great message!

Kim said...

Have been browsing your bog and am so pleased I have! What a wonderful time I have had. Thank you for leaving comment on my work over on the Pulp Redux blog. I will be back.

Brandi Evans said...

mmmm... how i relate!!

Bren said...

Love these rich earthy tones, very fitting for the kind of emotion you were dealing with. I can so relate to your early years of being extremely quiet & inward, people laugh at me today when I tell them how quiet and shy I had been :-)