24 February 2013

i ask, you answer


Have you ever looked at a piece of your artwork and thought, "How in the hell did I come up with this?"

Remnants Collage 5
Lynn Krawczyk


Do you want to understand the creative force that works with you while you are working? Or are you content to relinquish control to it?


12 comments:

Pat Smith said...

Yep!

Kathy said...

In a good way, or in a bad way? I've asked the question both ways!

Took said...

I totally surrender to it. I often have no idea what is going on while I am in the midst of a creative flurry and I am likewise quite often surprised and amused with what "I've" when it is done with me.

DodieH said...

Sometimes there just is no control over it, it controls what you do and it is done in lightning speed.

Nancy said...

I love projects that "just invent themselves". And then I ask the question.

Ronni Hunter said...

I struggle to balance the need to understand and control that impulse and the benefits of simply surrendering to it.

sherry peterson said...

Must confess to being a control freak.

Judi Hurwitt (Approachable Art) said...

No interest in understanding it. My very best work emerges when I park my logic centers in the back of my brain on neutral and let the creative force move through me without questioning why its doing what its doing. When I kind of "wake up", I often find that a piece is complete and that I love it.

Brenda Cregger said...

Most of the time I have no idea what is going to come out...so I just go with the flow. Thinking or planning too much leads me to second guess myself.

Regina Dunn said...

I'm always amazed when I finish a work and realize that it isn't what I had planned but I like it better than what I had planned (usually). And I love the kaos effect... a piece of fiber lands on the work by accident, and that causes me to change course and so on and so on.

dannymansmith said...

wonderful to find your blog and this work, i always really like odd things coming together, for me art making is an escape to a much better place, why try to figure it all out, just have an adventure, smiles

dannymansmith said...

wonderful to find your blog and to see this work
i always love juxtaposition in art, art making is an escape for me to a better place so why try to plan and figure it all out, just have an adventure....smiles