Sunday, January 2, 2011

Exquisite Bliss

I can't help it.
I stayed in this world of childish wonder,
I think that a lot of creative people never grow up.
I am certain a real man would not paint any pictures!
Or wonder about the universe
Or believe in dreams.
Or think that trees sometimes look at him.
Willem de Kooning
This quote of de Kooning's (my #1 all time favorite artist) always makes me dreamy and inspired. I thought I would share. I am up to my eyeballs in art projects and ideas, I started with making 10 tiny and small porcelain bud vases, I loved making them so much I can't even express it in words. Exquisite bliss. I will give you a look at them if they make it through the firing and glazing process. It was enough though to form them, each one a different surprise.
Next up is a new painting or two or four or 10 :-) and some drawing and then some more vases and maybe some bangles. This is a very yummy way to start the new year. Happy Sunday. XOXO


xxx said...

Annie I too am a fan of de Kooning.

Happy New Year and all the best wishes for lots of creative fun.

xx Robyn

Loz said...

I will now look him up. But let me tell you real men do dream :)

studio lolo said...

de kooning was a bit mad, but that's what I love about most artists, including myself!

I love the new "hot" background Annie.

I was lying awake obsessing about a new project too! Don't you love it when nothing can stop that creative energy? yay!!
Thank goodness for new years and new inspiration♥

The Tusk said...

I follow only 7 or 8 bloggers and am dedicated to about 4, your blog I rarely comment on but always get your updates. Sometimes I wonder if I should drop your blog and not follow. Then I am reminded we have similar interests and I am jealous of the opportunities you make for your self. I hope to see what you have fired in the Kiln or otherwise. I wish I had time for Kiln work or even went out to buy a new round of Clay.

Happy New Year,

The Tusk

Lubna said...

Wishing you all the very best for 2011.

Annie said...

Robyn-Love and hugs.xoxo
Loz-I agree! And real Women too!xoxo
Lo-:-). ZNothing mkaes me happier than the flow of creative energy!xoxo
Tusk-I feel so honored to have you here, sorry I don't visit you more often, it is so hard to keep up with all the bloggers I love.
Make it happen Tusk, go buy your round of clay, make the time. Do it for you. xoxo
Lubna-You too dear Lubna. xoxo

Erin Davis said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful quote, Annie. Being up to your neck in creativity is a wonderful way to start the new year!

~Babs said...

Yeah, I like your new background too. Makes me feel your high energy level,,,vases, paintings, etc.,,,,and I LIKE that! very much!
Like Lolo said, De Kooning was a tad of a nutcase,,,but maybe it is fitting for many of us, and I love the quote!

Annie said...

Erin-Yes it is :-).xoxo
Babs-de Kooning was not nuts, he was wonderful until he started drinking and then when he was older, in his 80's he did lose his mind a bit. xoxo

mermaid said...

You know Annie, I never really understood what you meant about experiencing so much joy in the creative process. Now I do. My prose or poetry isn't always turn out the way I expected, but just the process of expressing is sheer delight. I'm so glad you are having so much fun.

yoborobo said...

Annie - I am so happy that you are creating new work. :) I am up to my eyeballs in not so fun stuff, but one good thing that comes from it is this: I cannot wait to have some time for myself to make things. xox! Pam

kj said...

i never heard of de kooning. what's wrong with me? i like his observation.

and i like your use of the word 'yummy'. that is a fine word for the year ahead, annie.

race you to the :)


Lori ann said...

I like this all Annie, your post made me smile! i'm looking forward to seeing what you've made! 2011 is off to a great start. :)

Laura said...

"It was enough though to form them, each one a different surprise."

Words to live by Annie:)

becky said...

"Up to my eyeballs in art projects... exquisite bliss... a yummy way to start the new year~"
Annie, your words make me smile this morning! I can't wait to see the vases that have brought you such joy!! Oh, art is good for the soul, isn't it?! I can't wait to get my hands back into the clay! Wonderful talking to you- have a GREAT week dear friend!
:)ps~ like the de Kooning quote, too... it's fridgeworthy!

secret agent woman said...

It's funny - I'm not an artist at all, and yet that resonates with me. Because I am still a dreamer and a wonderer.

Suzanne said...

Love the de Kooning quote. I've never read it. And lovin' you up to your eyeballs in bliss! What a fabulous image.

Wishing you delicious delights, Annie.

Jos said...

So I will look up de Kooning Annie. Happy New Year to you! I am trying to catch up ... actually just so you know I am resolved to spend less time online because I have so much stuff backed up that I must get on with. If I'm not popping by as often it's only because of that.

Oodles of love & hugs xx Jos

Anonymous said...

Have a lovely inspiring time.

There's no feeling quite like it when the drive to create hits and you just follow it.