Hey people. Lest you think it's been all fun and games and playing in the snow around here-- (well, okay, there has been rather a lot of that lately), but there's also been a lot of art stuff. Not the usual kind-- welding, but lots of exploring this new kind required for *new idea*. (None of this is my art btw) ~disclaimer~
I have to keep trying to reassure and calm my brain, "It's okay-- you aren't hopelessly stupid. Just take a beat. You know what all these words mean. This will just take time to learn. Stop pulling at your leash trying to escape. I'm going to make you do this so you might as well stop freaking yourself out."
The adventurous part of my brain is excited about possibilities, and the undiscovered. It's brave and naive, and thinks technology will change art and what we even think art is. It believes the important thing IS the murky soup, and harnessing tools to help retrieve images from it is just a tricky trick to learn that might be hard, but no big deal. Nothing will get in its way or stop it.
I had a dream a while back, about visiting an old friend's place. I wrote him about it because it was so bizarre. It was in the future, and he was wealthy. I described some of his art (his home was like a museum). One of the most interesting things was a giant wall where shifting projected images were layered that kept changing.
A few days ago another friend sent me an article about a very established & famous painter getting into digital art now too, and one thing he's working with is layered projected images.
In about a week I need to seriously get back to work. My first spring deadline approaches. I have tons to learn about maczilla too, and tons of sculpture ideas. Meanwhile the murky soups bubbles.