Monday, February 15, 2010

My BFF = Art Supplies!

My art supplies are definitely mixed mediums. I don’t think there are too many artists that use one media exclusively. We love to experiment. I have gotten comments from well-meaning non-artists to the tune of “why don’t you stick to one medium and get really good instead of switching all over the place?, or "You should focus on one thing to perfect it." They don’t get it, but they mean well. It's the creative personality that comes into play. In his book Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention, Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi (pronounced "chick-SENT-me high"), said, "creative people want to do it all, they love what we do and invent for the hell of it." I simply call it playing.

Here’s a partial list of what I like to play with in no particular order:

1 comment:

  1. I always laugh when the not knowing comment like this.
    By building your skills you contribute to the whole if you decide to stick with one medium and the more knowledge and tricks you have the better anything you do becomes.
    I would think that a scanner is a tool and the paper or copies are the medium, har har!!!
    Love and hugs darling.