I admire the people who make gorgeous quilts, some people create incredible Bryce universes. Others work wonders with encaustic wax painting. Others create beautiful fabric paintings. Sue O’Kieffe makes mandalas that make my heart sing. And this is just the tip of the iceberg of different artwork that moves me greatly.
Abstract Design VII, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
I am continuing the discussion from yesterday’s post Abstract Design X about my reading that artists should pick one type of artwork (horses or sunsets) and then specialize only on that type of work. I have heard that over the years and wondered if I am way too spread out.
In one way, when I look at galleries of work, sometimes I see a painting and think … oh, I would have liked to have painted that … or if it is a fabric wall hanging … I still wish I had painted that. But most work I can admire (or not) but I don’t wish I had created it.
Sometimes I think my work hangs together. In the post Outer Flow XV I shared how my friend and I discovered my work is all about color – even through different mediums and various subjects … so I have been mostly content with accepting that color and being uplifting unfiy my work. But then I doubt myself and wonder. It was so exciting to have someone call my work “whimsical”and having a “poetic quality.” This gives me even more sense that there is something important (to me) that unifies my work. I am going to continue this tomorrow.
I forgot to tell you – yesterday I got my ArtFlock shop open – there is a link at the top of the sidebar on the right.Â Also, todayÂ I spent quite a bit of time with the PayPal info.Â I put the logo on my website (see link at the top of this page) and I figured out how to make a secure transaction for customers. All credit card info will be received at the PayPal site so it is extremely secure.Â I am delighted that now I can accept credit cards and PayPal!!
~ Diane Clancy