Sunday, February 08, 2015

in the future when all's well

One of these days, when I have more time and I can overcome the deeply embedded German work ethic that doesn't even permit me to read a book during the daylight hours, for the love of God, I am going to indulge in doing some more art.

I could do worse than to start by dropping in on some of the visual art sessions that many of my writing buddies from create! in the East Village regularly attend. 

Check out their smiling creative little faces toward the end of this Calgary Foundation video.


4 comments:

Erik Donald France said...

Wonderful header-title . . . and fun video, sweet.

I've got a good chunk of German in me, but the French part apparently trumps it when it comes to anytime activities. Whatever that means!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That sounds like the best way to roll, Erik!

Eugene K said...

I've made paintings for most of my life. There have been times when I've tried to quit, but that art habit is deeply ingrained. It's not like it's fun. Painting is a difficult and anxious process for me, but there is something magical that happens every now and then, and when suddenly, through no fault of my own, I stumble into some kind of creative leap and come up with a painting that seems to have a life of its own, I get that nagging feeling, that if only I could get another little taste of that action I'd be OK, just a little taste is all I need....

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Painting is your own personal crack, apparently, Eugene. But you can quit anytime, right?

It's interesting to me to hear you say that painting is a difficult and anxious process for you. I feel the same way about the writing I do to put bread on the table, but not that which I do strictly for my own pleasure. This dichotomy of drive to create and fear of failure is something I would like to investigate further.