09 October 2008

More Catch Up!

One more before I go to bed ... John -- The Husband, as I sometimes refer to him as -- was playing with some computer parts he got from freecycle, so I decided to sit with him and draw a bit more. No wonder I was afraid of hair! LOL! But I'm just now becoming comfortable with drawing so I'm pretty happy with how the sketches have turned out. 

Actually, I was talking to a friend today about what makes good art and I'm very happy with these in light of our conversation. For me, what makes good art is when I connect with something higher -- or outside of myself --  when I'm making art. It's about losing myself in ... you guessed it ... the process! It becomes almost a spiritual experience. It's as though I'm channeling the creation of my piece. It's not necessarily about the "quality" of the product. I've said it a countless number of times, and I'm going to say it at least once more -- for me, making art is about the process. If the experience of making art was good, the art is good. That's how I experience my art. 

And for me, the experience of drawing the girls was good. I learnd a bit about my drawing style (I draw better with the paper somewhat akimbo, for example) and I enjoyed the process. I got absorbed in what I was doing, lost if you will. 

It's all good ...

7 comments:

soulbrush said...

now you have it....what does art do for you? when i measure success i look at how much i enjoyed doing it, and if i did,,,which i usually do...then i am successful (does any of this make sense?) keep going girl!

Cestandrea said...

Hi Cindy, your sketching is great, one already can see your personal style. The face is very expressive because of those eyes!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday
love
Andrea

sukipoet said...

I like what you say about the process being what is important and your pleasure in the doing. Lets do as many things, in life, that give us pleasure as we can.

Mary Richmond said...

it's so important to feel good about what we're drawing or painting or even just looking at....very sweet drawings!

Elizabeth said...

Haunting faces and eyes.
Nothing better than getting lost in one's art :-))

Kai said...

Aloha Cindy,
You have a lovely, refreshing artistic style!
PEace, Kai

Mary said...

nice drawings--and yes, it's all about the doing, not the aftermath, don't you think? i often file my drawings and small paintings away after i've done them and forget about them. it's the doing, the moment of connection, that is most important for me....