Sunday, March 20, 2022

Striving for Simplicity

Over the years, I've made a lot of "arty" pieces - landscapes and some portraits in fabric. Being a member of an arts collaborative and participating in art shows, I felt that I needed to step up my game and produce more of this type of work. Also, on Instagram, I've put myself in a category of "artist", even though I would really prefer to make small things that are cute and whimsical. This has left me a bit confused and, lately, very blocked in terms of what to create next. I imagine doing some more naive art, simple applique pictures of houses and people and flowers and trees, with no concern about realism. I would like to try some fabric jewelry and little pictures on easels and maybe even some simple little dolls. I have time, more than enough materials and a pretty good imagination, so what's the problem? Time to take a baby step and try a little thing. Maybe a bird, possibly a bunny. Time to get moving!


Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Maybe abstract?

Stay inspired!
Love Michelle

Judy Hartman said...

Thanks, Michelle! Yes, I've considered that too!
Hope you're doing well!

sharon said...

There is no question that you are an artist in every sense of the word, Judy. Your work brings joy and hope and encouragement to all who look through your window. Experiencing your art for these several years I can say you have a distinct signature and though you may feel the need to stretch you will bring that with you to whatever comes next by being true to yourself and not working to some perceived outside expectations. I say, bring it on!
sending love

Anne said...

So glad you're blogging again, Judy!

Don't worry about labels or titles or categories. Just make what brings you joy!

Helen Philipps said...

Hello Judy! Thank you for visiting my was so lovely to see you there as well as on Instagram! Your post today is are such a creative, talented artist! I think you should make whatever you feel like making and enjoy every moment. Everything you make, in any media, is delightful and I always enjoy seeing your work. Variety is the spice of life.....let's be as varied as we like!! Happy Easter weekend! XXX