27 January 2011

Self


Creativity takes on many forms for me, which wax and wane like the lunar cycles (I'm a Cancer; go figure!).  Writing, photography - and oil pastels and colored pencils, which were used to create this piece back in 2006.  What I love about this medium is that it comes from a source deep within which can't be fully described or identified.  I place a blank sheet of stock in front of me, choose a color - and when it hits the paper, I have no idea what's going to come out!  The beauty of pure, raw creation.  So many times I believe artists pigeon-hole themselves with labels.  'I am a writer.'  'I am a photographer.'  'I am a painter.'  I say to hell with the labels, and just do whatever brings you joy!