Sunday, 17 August 2014

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty. Erich Fromm

I'm taking part in a Blog hop, being invited by http://gabriellabuckingham.blogspot.co.uk/. The questions posed for this posting are the following: What am I working on? How does it differ from others in this genre? Why do I create what I do? and How does my creative process work>


What am I working on?


I am working on paintings for a selection of galleries and exhibitions, I am also working on a drawing project involving children 7-11 as part of an incentive to happen alongside The Big Draw event.



I'm focussing on Fantasy and Floral paintings at the moment. Being affected by seasons, the work seem more summery right now.





How does it differ from others in this genre?

Mmm, difficult to answer since I cannot be objective, for one I am basically a full time painter with a strong design foundation. With extensive training as a textile designer, my paintings are stylised with an emphasis on colour and shapes. I am also a designer with work being licensed for prints and products. I like to apply myself in different ways, apart from Textile design training, I have a BA honours degree in Ceramics with Glass, and an MA in Jewellery design, so I enjoy an element of applied arts as well. Predominantly I do however see myself as a painter.



Why do I create what I do?

I've been an artist for as long as I can remember, I've never wanted to be anything other. As I get older I use the experiences in new experimental ways. I realised that just because one is trained in a certain specialism it does not mean you cannot adapt and diversify. For example, I am a painter, but now after 25 years I am able to once again create designs usable for textile and surface decoration, derived from paintings. Technology allows new ways of application, and this is very exciting.

Happy Day, a painting also used as a textile design.
http://www.spoonflower.com/designs/2682566

How does my creative process work?

Well, as mentioned I fall back on experiences gained from being a full time artist. Playing with form and colour and happy accidents offer new ways of creating paintings and designs. Not being too precious about what you have created so far. In short, I agree with Erich Fromm: Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty. Wonderful things happen when you do.



Still life painting evolving into a fantasy painting.

38 comments:

  1. Loved reading this Este - your work is strong and stunning and very, very clearly you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Gabriella, and thank you for asking me to take part.

      Delete
  2. Nice piece of information on HTML5. With the expansion of smartphones and other portable gadgets, the demand for responsive website design that go comfy on all devices keeps on increasing. This leads to invention and expansion of HTM5 web technology. PHP Training in Chennai

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for your informative article. Your blog is loaded with awesome information. Please include RSS field shat that we can receive your latest post direct to my inbox. Wordpress Course in Chennai

    ReplyDelete
  4. We are offering apps for Android And IOS and much more.....

    e-commerce web designs

    ReplyDelete
  5. The war between humans, orcs and elves continues earn to die . Lead your race through a series of epic battles, using your crossbow to fend off foes and sending out units to destroy castleshappy wheels . Researching and upgrading wisely will be crucial to your success! There are 5 ages total and each one will bring you new units to train to fight in the war for you cause.
    earn to die 2
    Whatever you do, don’t neglect your home base because you cannot repair it and once it is destroyed, you lose! Age of War is the first game of the series and really sets the tone for the Age of War games . Also try out the Age of Defense series as it is pretty similar.
    In this game, you start at the cavern men’s age, then evolvetank trouble ! There is a total of 5 ages, each with its units and turrets. Take control of 16 different units and 15 different turrets to defend your base and destroy your enemy.
    The goal of the game also differs depending on the level. In most levels the goal is to reach a finish line or to collect tokens. Many levels feature alternate or nonexistent goals for the player.

    ReplyDelete
  6. A good blog. Thanks for sharing the information. It is very useful for my future. keep sharing
    duck life 3 | Slither io |Red Ball 3 |

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for sharing the information. It is very useful for my future. keep sharing.
    j2ee training in chennai
    php training in chennai

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for sharing the very informative article.

    http://kosmiktechnologies.com/msbi/

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your post is useful for me. Thanks for sharing this useful information with us. Great effort.php training couse

    ReplyDelete
  10. There are so many useful information in your post, I like it all the time. And I want to share this boost app ranking with you, you can take a look. This is very useful.

    ReplyDelete
  11. The provided information’s are very useful to me. It’s a wonderful site for learning web application. Thank you for sharing this wonderful blog.
    Best PHP training in Chennai | PHP Training | PHP Training Chennai | PHP Training Institute in Chennai

    ReplyDelete
  12. wow great Article, the details you have provided are much clear, easy to understand, if you post some more Article, it will be very much useful for me.
    PHP Training in Chennai

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am really happy with your blog because your article is very unique and powerful for new reader.
    selenium training in chennai

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great Article… I love to read your articles because your writing style is too good, its is very very helpful for all of us. Do check Six Sigma Training in Bangalore | Six Sigma Training in Dubai & Get trained by an expert who will enrich you with the latest trends.

    ReplyDelete
  15. The knowledge of technology you have been sharing thorough this post is very much helpful to develop new idea. here by i also want to share this.
    Best Devops training in sholinganallur
    Devops training in velachery
    Devops training in annanagar
    Devops training in tambaram

    ReplyDelete
  16. Nice post. By reading your blog, i get inspired and this provides some useful information. Thank you for posting this exclusive post for our vision. 
    python training institute in marathahalli
    python training institute in btm
    Python training course in Chennai

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow it is really wonderful and awesome thus it is very much useful for me to understand many concepts and helped me a lot. it is really explainable very well and i got more information from your blog.

    best rpa training in chennai
    rpa training in chennai
    rpa interview questions and answers
    automation anywhere interview questions and answers
    blueprism interview questions and answers
    uipath interview questions and answers
    rpa training in bangalore

    ReplyDelete
  18. Greetings. I know this is somewhat off-topic, but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform like yours, and I’m having difficulty finding one? Thanks a lot.

    Amazon web services Online Training |Best Online AWS Certification Course
    AWS Training in Chennai | Advanced Amazon Web Services Training Institute in Chennai
    AWS Training in Bangalore |Best AWS Training in Bangalore

    ReplyDelete
  19. It has been simply incredibly generous with you to provide openly what exactly many individuals would’ve marketed for an eBook to end up making some cash for their end, primarily given that you could have tried it in the event you wanted.
    iosh course in chennai

    ReplyDelete
  20. Go to the online casino and earn now slot on line casino Everyone has a chance to win and you are my friend is no exception, go to BGAOC and win.

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is a good post. This post give truly quality information. I’m definitely going to look into it. Really very useful tips are provided here. thank you so much. Keep up the good works.
    Python Online certification training
    python Training institute in Chennai
    Python training institute in Bangalore

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thanks for giving great kind of information. So useful and practical for me. Thanks for your excellent blog, nice work keep it up thanks for sharing the knowledge.
    Modular Kitchen in Noida

    ReplyDelete
  23. nice work keep it up thanks for sharing the knowledge.Thanks for sharing this type of information, it is so useful.
    Epoxy Grout manufacturer

    ReplyDelete
  24. Супер отличная гибкая світлодіодна стрічка на любой вкус и цвет, обычно покупаю в интернет магазине.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I feel happy about and learning more about this topic. keep sharing your information regularly for my future reference. This content creates a new hope and inspiration with in me. Thanks for sharing article like this. the information which you have provided is better then other blog.
    Best IELTS Coaching institute in Dwarka

    ReplyDelete
  26. Amazing article. Your blog helped me to improve myself in many ways thanks for sharing this kind of wonderful informative blogs in live. I have bookmarked more article from this website. Such a nice blog you are providing ! Kindly Visit Us @ Best Travels in Madurai | Tours and Travels in Madurai | Madurai Travels

    ReplyDelete
  27. Home Mart is a site about Home Improvement, Furniture, Home Appliances and many more.
    Check out the best
    home office desks nz
    coffee table nz
    bookshelves
    balance bike

    ReplyDelete