Friday, January 14, 2011

Sketch book and re reading Art and Fear

Sketch book.. I was going to say again I do not sketch people very well. Then I probably would go into the things I really do not do anything well.. Yet I want go there..I am still sick with this cold or what ever.. I finally went to the doctor that I do not know..The ones you just stop in and say you do not know anything about me but could you please make me better.. LOL..So they gave me med's and 2 shots..One shot no problem the other..OH MY GOODNESS..I could not walk out of there in a normal way..They said it would make me better..I do not think I believe them....
So I started re reading Art and Fear..I am searching to accept my self as an artist. I still can not say it out loud because I am not sure I have the right to call my self an artist.   I do not try to sale my art not on a large scale..I do not have enough confidence in my self.  So I begin to read again..
The first paragraph of Art and Fear
Making art is difficult.  We leave drawings unfinished and stories unwritten.  We do work that does not feel like our own. We repeat our-selves.  We stop before we have mastered our materials, or continue on long after their potential is exhausted.

Have a good week end.  Stay strong in Art.
Katelen

12 comments:

Gloria said...

I hope your cold is getting better Katelen. Just keep painting Katelen, keep doing what you do. I very much enjoy your work. I really like this one as well as others you have done last year. I remember you did a lady with a very long neck, can remember if it was November or December, but I really loved that painting. Get better Katelen and continue what you are doing. Hope your Mom is doing okay. Have a great weekend.

Noelle said...

Get well soon! Keep following your bliss - you are a true artist.

Lisa said...

Its funny how your sketch kind of looks like mine : ) I still have trouble calling myself an artist. I started doing art over 7 yrs ago and it probably took me doing art for 3 to 5 yrs before I was kind of ok with calling myself that.

Good luck
Feel better soon

Joni James said...

I have also read that book and just may take it off the shelf and read it again too. I have a problem calling myself an artist too and usually let the other person say it about me first. Why do we do that? Not sure, maybe something about not wanting other people to think that we think we're above the rest. It's like feeling so humble inside but yet being asked to say we are a queen. I've decided recently though to honor my work. I've noticed that it gets better as I think of it as a true spirit that needs to be nurtured.

Tammie said...

this is wonderful!
I wonder, would it help to not need to know if you are an artist or not and to simply make art whenever you want? Just a thought to inspire freedom.

Dave King said...

You're making art - so you're an artist. Of course you are. A lot of people say they can't draw figures or features or whatever, but often it is a result of their standards being much higher for the human figure or features than for objects we are not so intimately concerned with. If you'd drawn a horse as well as you've drawn that portrait you'd have been delighted with it.

Joji said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Katelen. I read art and fear and loved it too. Your art is wonderful. It is the kind I really enjoy. You remind me of one of my favorite artist and doll makers.http://www.cindyriccardelli.com
You must not sell you self short your art speaks and has a voice of its own....Joji

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

I like the portrait. Perhaps (and this certainly holds true for me) that the thing we feel most annoyed about in our work is completely overlooked by others who may be seeing other aspects. Like for instance, the intense stare of your portrait and her penetrating eyes.

Gallery Juana said...

I hope the meds start to help. It's no fun having a cold.

I haven't read this book. Like you, I still find it hard to voice that "I'm an artist." And I've been doing art for 25 years! Writing it is no problem but voicing it to someone standing in front of me is another story.

I think it's normal to doubt oneself but never let that keep you from going forward. I'll let you know when I join another group project!

Mary said...

we call those "doc in the box" :)
i hope you are feeling better soon.
i understand the apprehension about the term "artist" it's still hard for me at times as well.

much love to you

lovellaranch said...

Hello again!!!! Now I will follow you!!!! Paint, create, draw...do whatever...create it from your heart and you will one day believe in yourself enough to call yourself an artist.....you are already an artist my dear ...just simply believe!!!!!
love and hugs, k

notmassproduced said...

well I for one, love this portrait...it reminds me of Maira Kalman's work. You make art therefore you are an artist whether you say it outloud or not :o)