Monday, September 26, 2011

The Pooka and My Absent Fear of Colors

 Latly I've had some trouble with my art. It sort of felt like I had built up to many rules in my head about what "good" at is saposed to be. This paralized any creative thought I might have had. It felt like my every move was predictable and boring. Thats a bad place to be in as an artist. When I can't paint my mood is like a Thanks Giving feast in a blender, grey, unpredictable and not fun to be around.

So, what did I do about it? I sulked a bit, then grabbed all of my favorite things around me a smooshed them together in a painting that I refused to let myself judge or think about while creating it.

Inside my head the monologue was somewhat like this:

".....hmmmm... Red, yes thats good.. bow ties... goats are nice... lace and.. and... Hitch Hikers Guide... Pooka.....more blue... Harvey the Rabbit, ...More scribbles over here... I need some tea.. YELLOW..."

IT felt SO GOOD to just let it all lose, to paint for me, the real me not the "will this sell?" me or the "Is this to hippy?" me or the "Will this match the furniture? me. Nope, this is for the honest to God real Sarah, and I'm sorry that I let her get muffled up by other things.

So, meet my Friend, he's a Pooka a sort of imaginary friend and he likes color. The qoute is from Miike Snow's Black and Blue. The lace bits on the end are from Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends, The Pooka bit is from Harvey an old movie. The color scheme is from Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (yes books have color schemes in my head) and I'm DARN sure the bow tie came from Doctor Who. Antlers are just cool and I like a Nutty Professo-ish air in my creatures.

I love my Pooka, and my tea is getting cold,
Stay Artsy,
~Sarah Bosserman

This lion made me giggle :)

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