Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My creating methods

This is my first posting ever--so bare with me!! I love creating art!! I eat, drink and breathe it. I love the traditional supplies, acrylic paints, glitter, modpdge, but I'm also a gadget girl. Grungeboard, UTEE, new Crafty Chica Line; I just can’t get enough. Back to creating. I can't imagine not doing it. I guess I feel like in creating something or transforming something, I am transforming myself and the world around me. A little glitter makes everything seem a little brighter!! Like I said, I love creating art. The process of starting with nothing and turning it into something. Did I say I live (love) art. And I love mass producing it. I do a lot of shows so I need inventory and I sort of figured out a process that works for me. It’s not so much the medium that appeals to me as much as the outcome of what I am trying to create. When working on a piece, I first visualize what I would like the end result to be and then I try to think about what medium would allow me to get that result. It’s like working backwards on a project. Sometimes, if it is a medium that I’m not familiar with, I will learn it just enough to incorporate it into what I am trying to do. I do mainly work with Premo! polymer clay because it is so versatile and allows me to do most of what I am trying to do. I tend to create several pieces with the same basic theme or colors, and then embellish them differently. I can take each one in a different direction. Out of those 5 or 6, I usually end up with something I really like. (And a few that I don’t really care for). The great thing about art, is that the pieces I’m not so crazy about, are the ones that someone else really loves.

Like I said, this is my first post. I hope to post a tutorial in the next day or two. Any advice from you veterans (Krissi, Yoli) would be a great help. You all have inspired me to get off of my A** and figure this computer networking stuff out! I'm slow, but i'll get it. Thanks girlies.

1 comment:

Krissi's Stitchery said...

Girlie, as Alisa said in a comment on one of your pieces, "She is just too good!"

As far as tutorial advice, I like (and write) tutorials with lots of photos and very clear, simple instructions
- if you present a technique or product, tell WHY you use/prefer that technique over others
- try to anticipate your audience's questions and answer them in the instructions without being wordy
- give examples!
- read lots of tutorials and analyze the best for why they work (and why the others don't)
- do what you do best and people will LOVE it when you share!

Rock on!