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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Confrontation

Well, isn't this different! I was in the mood to create something digital and found some awesome free images here. So, what to put into this room? I've been playing with the idea of reflection, self reflection, the future self, etc. and this came together.

It's not my usual type of thing but it speaks to where I am right now. Taking a look at myself (no, that's not me. I wish!) and wanting to change so many things; physically and mentally. I like where I am with my art. I like that I'm experimenting with all the different media and finding out what I want to concentrate on.

But physically (both with my body and my living space), there is definitely room for improvement. I think it's time for another good de-cluttering of the studio as well as the entire upstairs. I'm avoiding the studio because it is so cluttered with current projects, future projects and a lot of items that I've saved "just in case". So, tomorrow I begin the purge. I need to clear my space so I can work in there!

I think a lot of this has to do with the arrival of Fall. This is my favorite time of year. Some people love the Summer but I come alive in the crisp air, the turning leaves and sweater weather. Bring it on! And I become more physically active; something I have neglected for way too long. I love long walks in the cool, or even cold, air. I am not a fan of heat, humidity and temps over 80 degrees.

So I'm having a little confrontation with myself; facing hard facts and finally beginning to act on them. I know the results will be worth it.

4 comments:

Michele said...

My first reaction when I saw this was, "oh my gosh!" This is really wonderful, I love the steamy/misty effect, and the whole idea of self reflection. A very beautiful image.

I too am in the process of self reflection and wanting to change a few things, mostly mentally, since I gave up on physically long ago. :)

And, Fall is my favorite time of year too. There is something in the air, that I love, it's a smell and a feeling. Plus it makes me want to bake and cook. It's such a cozy time of year.

Thank you too for the lovely things you said about my poor Diamond Lady and her runny lips. :) She was a lot of fun to make, and that's what is important.

Have fun cleaning out your studio!!

Jackie said...

Hi Pam,
You know I Love our work. I am so drawn to your stuff. I also loved seeing your work posted on Jared Knight site, I was so proud for you.I think we all go through this self reflection and isnt it amazing how art can help you do that? Big warm hugs!

Jani'ce Rogers said...

I love autumn, too! While a lot of people focus on spring cleaning, I go through fall cleaning. Great way to get ready to "buckle down" for the winter. ;) The reflection theme, and not seeing yourself through the mist of the future or the fogginess of past memories is a repeated theme by some of the greatest artists - that includes YOU, Pam! Thanks for sharing your work.

Pam Tucker said...

Thank you all so much for your comments! They really give me a boost. BIG hugs to you all!!!