more than one voice

Saturday, May 21, 2011

alchemy

she held the seed of an idea in her heart

Art making is a wonderful process, it gets my heart beating quicker and fills my mind with good thoughts.  I love the act of turning something into something else, creating something new, bringing something into being. A pile of fabric becomes a unique bag or a few pots of paint and an old piece of wood become a painting.  Art making is like alchemy, we turn things into other things, we transform, reinvent, change, we become art magicians as we find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

11 comments:

  1. love it - I like the pattern on the vase and those flowers look so happy!

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  2. i love the term art magicians. you are so very right. cool painting.

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  3. You truly are an art magician, creating such beautiful art, Clare. I can't wait to see more and more. In celebration of alchemy!!

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  4. Art magician is a good term to use for you. And this painting is magic! I am in love with the texture and design on the flowerpot.

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  5. Art Magician! Yes!!
    Creating is very much alchemy, isn't it...part science experiment, part something intangible that collide into a unique expression of our hearts :)

    This is just beautiful Clare!! Methinks a trade may be in order...heehee :)

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  6. Such a lovely painting - wonderful colors and shapes! I can see the joy in creating it Clare..

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  7. Hi Clare...I love your pots with the flowers!! I also agree with what you said in the post about making art speak for us.
    Mary

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  8. I love the idea of creative alchemy and art magicians. This so appeals to my openmindedness. I can't believe you've only been blogging for a couple of months! I love how you express yourself and your art. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment! I hope I am able to open up a little more on my blog - I guess it will come with time. Loved your post on finding like-minded creative souls too! Hugs,
    Jessi xox

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  9. & your seeds are
    gorgeous!!!
    xoxox

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  10. Hello Clare, thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I wanted to leave a comment on the little fiber/fabric art section you have on this blog, but I couldn't so I"ll do it here, because I just fell in love with those fabric chickens! Wonderful!
    Also like your musings about art. Keep it up!

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  11. Thanks for your sweet comment Clare its nice to meet you!! Claire

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