The past month had been a circus of creativity… that is if the circus got over run by melodramatic psychotics (or is that redundant?). The last couple weeks has been a bevy of breakdowns(angry face) and breakups(sad face), splitting my time between all of the projects has taken a toll on the actual works themselves.(Not to mention my brain)
Between the contrasting art forms, and a boyfriend who dissects creativity in the name of science, the natural beauty my creativity has grayed …leached by over analyzing the learning of new art forms. (Spanding inappropriately) I’ve learned lessons the hard way. For example, taking on two contrasting projects at one time (ie. playing the game of street art while disciplining myself with scenic art via the theater). I felt like I was running around like a decapitated chicken, bumping haphazardly into problems that at first glace seemed pretty basic but when you’re multitasking even the most trivial tasks can seem strenuous for even the most creative artist or educated craftsman.
Although my methods may have seemed clumsy and chaotic there is almost always a method to the mania. (Expect the unconventional presented in a creatively, clumsy, and calculated form)
CASE: By knowingly taking on two art forms at the opposite ends of the creative spectrum I knew (hoped) that there would be a yin and yang effect set to motion. ( I also hate to say no to a good project so they tend to pile up) The yin representing my street art project (gang tag cover up) WEEK 2. The yang being the Wilkinson’s theater (Scenic backdrops for community theater) WEEK 3.
There is a necessary naivete’ with the form of street art, worrying only about the consequences. I.e.Cat and Mouse.
As for scenic artists though, they’re multiple factors one has to acknowledge before painting. (Productions dates. directors visions/micromanagement, lighting and how they will effect the pigments you use….etc)
When yin collides with yang one is boosted forwards and the other becomes stationary until the one boosted catches up by coming back around and nudging the suffering project into motion until both are done.
For example… I began my street art project with the two Riters not long before I began the theater project. The street art is a social experiment that has no deadline so I took a week off to paint professionally. (Theater) By doing so I forgot what a vicious mistress street art can be. (As can be seen via the photo)
I would not let this deter my creativity. With my new found discipline I have learned from working in theater, I harnessed all of the positive energy I had and .. walked away….. for a few days anyway. By doing nothing a strategic measure was taken, giving myself the time I needed to gather myself (emotions can make or break a painting). The act of vandalism had left a bitter taste in my mouth. The following week I used my extra time to finish the production (scenic painting Week3 ) with the weight of the deadline lifted from my shoulder I could think again… SO I pressed on.. and on… the results…. in progress but I harnessed the vandals work and used it to create depth in my painting ( From the darkness a technique was formed. I spray painted more to create a three dimensional feel). I would not give up, determined to take something positive from this experience, learn …. I will never give up.
Anyhow that’s all you get from me for now but expect greatness in the days to come. Until then “Be Inspired”. - Lils
(Note the cavity like darkness behind the teeth where the vandals unintentionally helped my art) “A creative person can make something out of anything”- RB