Land Between

Monday, December 19, 2011

More than a Pondering

This morning while working on some prints I was listening to Milton Glaser give a talk with Creative Mornings.  There was a moment when I just stopped and rewound and pressed played, rewound and pressed played, rewound and pressed played, rewound and pressed played. I am not sure if he is reading this from a book but I love it. When I hear something that I have never heard before expressed before in such a way but in hearing it know that I have felt this experience, I some how feel myself be recognized and in this listening feel deep encouragement.
This is what i hear:
" in the act of creating what turns out to be their best work, the artist often experiences a sense of doubt or confusion. How could it be otherwise?
"CERTAINTY IS THE CLOSING OF THE MIND. 
  TO CREATE THE NEW REQUIRES DOUBT."

Friday, December 16, 2011

illustration


I know winter has barely begun but I must be wanting the magic from spring. Wouldn't it be awesome if we could make things grow with palm power like this sun girl?



                      (this illustration is made from watercolor and line drawings scanned and then collaged in photoshop)