A graphite artist looks ahead to her year 2009.
2008 was an important year: it was the year that got me to really see the difficulties, ramifications and complexities of being an artist.
The year that made me fully understand just how crucially important it is for me to let my soul get back behind my work if a new level is to be reached.
I lost focus on “me”, turning it to the technical.
2009 will be the year passion; heart and instinct are all invited (ordered) back in to do what they do best: inspire and push. The year I will act on Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly wise words on being ones self.
My chosen paths unchanged.
They are threefold:
- learning (knowledge is power),
- pushing boundaries (strengthening weaknesses) and
- sharing my findings (inspiring others).
These resolutions are maturing not changing. I will follow them; again. This year passion will lead.
Like with a good wine, the maturing process of becoming a good artist is done in stages: a gentle metamorphosis.
These chosen directions will bring clarity, stability and strength to my work.
They will allow my talent to decant, give me time to separate the rough from the polished.
They are resolutions I firmly believe in, they are worth the time; they are worth the dedication.
Art is a fragile.
It should not be rushed but allowed to grow in intensity, to develop a bouquet and be … spiced with magic.
Copyright Sheona Hamilton-Grant