Monday, July 19, 2010

Feeding the Soul

"Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul." Oscar Wilde

When I'm feeling creatively empty I find an artist date is essential even if it's just an hours getaway and with my life an hour is a precious gift. I gave myself a couple of hours recently and went to the MET to see the Picasso exhibit and the American Woman Exhibit both of which were so fulfilling.

Going through the Picassos, which I can do again tomorrow I'm sure and it would be like I'm seeing it again for the first time, what struck me as amazing was his fearless power of reinvention. My DH was with me and made the comment as we entered another room, "Is this still Picasso?" Yep, I said, it was still him but you wouldn't know it. It seemed in the blink of an eye or in his case a change of perspective he took on an entirely new persona. He refused to just be seen as one type of artist. He was the artist that he envisioned himself at the time. Ever evolving but always true to himself.

In this day of labels and branding yourself this is something I can really respect. I'm about to embark on a new project, something in a style I've never tried but always wanted to and honestly, I'm afraid. Seeing Picasso in all his many forms gives me courage to be something other than what's expected.

How about you? Have you wanted to try something out of the box but have been afraid. Maybe this is your year.

Love You, Love Me,

images thanks to the MET


  1. Hi Kwana! I am over here from your other blog.. love the Picassos and your inspiration to go in another direction, that sounds pretty exciting but scary too, like jumping off a cliff or something.

    Been following your Tweets as always... have you given up on your lace knitting? xoxoxo

  2. Once I have my new space dedicated to my artwork, I want to do larger works. I am not afraid one bit, just so dang anxious for my OWN space to create! Fear not, have faith, take the plunge and discover new things about you....

  3. PVE I know your space and work will be wonderful.

    Thanks for following my tweets Ina. Though frustrating I have not given up on the lace. I went down on the repeat size and am still at it. It's slow going but I'm not giving up.


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