“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get the work done. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you’re not going to make an awful lot of work.”Chuck Close, 101 Quotes for Artist that need Inspiration
Hendricks © 2021, Confusion, 5″ x 5″, mixed media
Show up… An Advice for me.
I took a bit of a break from drawing. Mike and I are snow-birding in San Diego. The weather has been great; while not drawing, I am working in Second Life. I am enjoying that digital world. Art is still front and center, and my work seems to be expanding but yet following a path. I am surprised myself by the direction.
After deliberately studying color, color is slowly growing and being more prevalent in the images. The colors I am using are very limited, which is a problem, and puzzle. The Micron pens are available in green, ultra-blue, orange, brown, blue, purple, black, sienna, and red. I think I chose a very odd media.
I am convinced I will not seek a gallery to show or sell my work. The body of work is building, but there are so many artists who technically express themselves so much clearer, but I do like documenting my work.
Happily, I began this blog and avoided investing a lot of time building a <a href=\”https://mnartists.walkerart.org/\” data-type=\”URL\” data-id=\”https://mnartists.walkerart.org/\”>MnArtist, Walker Art Center</a> site. After many years, they are changing the focus and intent of this site. Sadly, many of these artists are losing years of blogging and expressing their ideas. I don’t think the Walker Art Center gave this enough thought. I believe it disrespected the artist who provided much content to this site and institution.