Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Our Newest..warning .. may appear a little bland to many!










Happy Wednesday Everyone...thou I am writing this late in the day may already be Thursday in other places...in that case...happy Thursday!


We just finished out latest miniature doll for EBAY (listing today) 'Ikebana' ...I felt a very strong need to do a peaceful piece ...that feeling hits me once in a while ... ooooommmmmm!


She was very relaxing to create and satisfying for us both... the Japanese pieces usually are , just something about the color, and flow that makes one smile...

But as I stated in my title... warning!! may be a little too bland for many! LOL...By that I mean,

I have been looking all through Friends blog Pages today and yesterday...playing catch up to see what has been happening in bloglandia... and all I can say is ...MY GOODNESS! There are some exciting and extreme art pieces out there beyond my door... right to the edge art and a tad beyond in many cases...visually stimulating and mind boggling . I could not help but think..."WOW, the world of art (doll art in particular) as changed so so much since I started...and it's times like this when I see extreme art and art that tests the very fabrics of our souls that I can help but wonder ...are we to calm in our approach to doll art.?? Actually this is a funny statement for me and specially for those that know me well...I am anything but calm and laid back....as a matter of fact...the words 'Nuts' and 'Wacky' pop up often when I am being described to a group of people... but I guess when it comes to Art (dolls) I tend to be more grounded ...

This is neither good nor bad.... just who I am as an artist... or rather the direction I took as an artist...but as they say...inside every person there is another... dwelling, lurking and begging to get out.

I admire so the 'edge' people who hang it out there for all to see... creating from a mysterious place of uniqueness and individuality ...I have always adored art that just makes you exclaimed out loud..."Wow" !!


Oh to be 30 years younger and not so firmly entrenched in life's pathway...


But alas...I love what I do, it brings me joy , it keeps me focused and offers up a a righteous serving of soul ....

What makes Art such a splendid form of self expression is it's ability to be what each person/artist needs it to be .. total freedom.


Hugs

11 comments:

William Bezek said...

Beautiful piece you guys, and somebody knows a thing or two about Ikebana.

RiverCity Figurative Artists' Guild said...

YOu are so right. Art is unique to each person who makes it. We love your art because it is uniquely yours, not mine. Nothin wrong in that.

Steinworks said...

I like the display but I dont think I'd want to go back to redo some of my life choices even if some of them were art related, I'm good right here..right now.

everything happens for a reason and sometimes that's a good thing.

Happy Weds
Marisa

Creager Studios said...

Thank You Kindly William...as I stated...needed this little bit of calm in my life...been a little freaky for me since hoping off Facebook...wondering if it is out and out withdrawels!
We love Ikebana!

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Absolutely RiverCity.... the beauty is in the difference...

with everything in life!

Creager Studios said...

I hear ya Marisa...

We should never seek to change what is done, for it is those very steps that brought us to who we are now...

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

I don't know what you're talking about! There's not a bland thing about her! She's calm, zen, lovely. But never bland! Another masterpiece.

Debie Lyons said...

Not bland in any way shape or form Jodi. 'Equisite', this piece has just a restful kinda tranquiity to it. Bliss.

Lorra Luffies

Debie xxxxx

Trish Stover said...

Nothing bland about beautiful work, Jodi, and this is right up there as always.
cheers,
trish

julie campbell said...

Peaceful, simple, beautiful and not at all bland .
So lovely Jodi :0)
julie x

Creager Studios said...

Thank You so much Robin,Debie, Trish and Julie....

Your words do mean so much to me...

I guess I from time to time go through moods...feeling things and time has tip toed by me when I was not looking (hate that when that happens!!) ...I have a million ideas but cannot settle on one...and when I do...wonder with much 'brain taxing' if I chose well!! I do Love the relaxing,Zen pieces...but that wicked wicked side wants to find humor in it or with it... so I guess it is not time to have some fun...kicking around a few ideas now...but of course..brain taxing is creeping in and holding out it's hand for it's due....
I think I can safely say...it will be a witch of some sort...I am ready!

Hugs to All and Thanks again..