I woke up this morning with a realization that I forgot to post to this blog yesterday. That’s the first weekday in over a year that I haven’t posted at least something. But I have an excuse! I’ve been busy putting together a new web site at https://ryandavisonphotography.com. Although I do post a lot of …
I have plenty of activities to keep me busy each day. But that doesn’t keep me from trying new things. I like trying new activities and learning new skills. It potentially gives me new things to put in my ever-revolving lineup of hobbies. At the very least it gives me one more thing to identify …
Most tissue boxes have patterns printed
with wavy lines, paisleys, arcs or dots.
And colors ranging from simple to gaudy.
But few are perfect for my home and
why should they be? I mean,
unless every box had an infinite palate
and a nuclear skin that could explode
into every shape imaginable how
could the tissue box artist know
what I need out of tissue box art?
There is no universal art in
my universe, that is to say I
have never found it so. But
I usually get lucky and
find a tissue box that works
well enough with my décor.
The consequence of
a painting I
observed in a book
is this poem.
With simple strokes it
came to life and
in my mind
set its hook
Light and dark play
havoc with my
sense of depth and
Can meaning lie in
If none is found then
art is maddening
Creative block happens to everyone whether you’re a writer, programmer, salesman or builder. I’ve found the best way to overcome creative block is to do something else creative that’s totally different than the thing you were originally trying to do. For example, if you’re stuck trying to write a chapter for a book, leave it …
Don’t be afraid of making something bad. Be afraid of making nothing at all. Jolie Guillebeau The above quote really hit me. I’m guilty of letting the perfect be the enemy of the good all the time. I’ll sit down to sketch something or write something and five minutes into it I’m already judging it …
For my birthday yesterday I went to a lecture by mixed media artist Mary Robinson called Shifting Perspective. She talked about the role our environment and experiences play in making art. The writeup in the paper for the lecture used the word observation to describe this. However, I found it interesting that Mary never used …