she had been sitting there all day - slowly she realised that nothing great was ever created suddenly
Part of my frustration with trying to be an artist is that I feel I am too tight, too rigid. I feel that I hold back when I should learn to let go. My art is sometimes stiff and doesn’t flow as I would like it to. I seem to put too many restrictions on myself.
I love the work of artists who seem to create effortless work, work that feels fluid, where the motion and energy is almost tangible. I would like to explore what this means, to try and unpack this strange feeling, a feeling that I need to become more fluid. It feels as if I need to escape the confines of my body, of my skin and bones, and somehow learn to be less of a fixed shape. Perhaps, I need to explore what it means to be a shape shifter. I would like to explore the shape and form of things around me, learning how to take on the contour of things, fitting into new skin and then letting it go again. I would like to learn how to transform, how to be in a state of constant metamorphosis, reaching into new states.
I see water in my dreams and I try to understand the meaning of this symbol. A liquid takes the shape of whatever it encounters, yet it remains a separate entity. Perhaps this is part of developing an artist’s mind, to be in constant liquefied motion. I would like to squeeze into different spaces and consider the possibility of the existence of magic, as I become that shape for awhile.
Learning to be less rigid, to understand transformation, to not hold to fixed ideas and positions but be more open to other possibilities. I suppose, what I’m ultimately seeking is unrestricted freedom to throw myself into this wonderful creative life that I want to life.
K A T I E
Katie at her recent market day - selling door hangers
She had a really good day and almost sold out
Working hard making stock for market day - she really wanted to do well as her dad is her EMS teacher.