Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Think for yourselves

and let others

enjoy the privilege


to do so too.

Voltaire

Been thinking a lot while working about
intimidation. Not by anything in particular,
except being more free with being creative
and finally making the move into making
small handmade books, and expanding
from there. I look around though and see
so many fantastic works, that I'm still in
the "I'll start it soon" phase. You'd think,
as do I, that it would not hinder me, after
all these years, but it does.

Yowee............

Instead, I cut out lots of paper
images, and end up with the above.

Cheers!

Too late (Fri 1-8) for Theme Thursday, but
here's an artist that I thought
you might like to watch and maybe
learn about.



17 comments:

Tom said...

your procrastination is at least entertaining. Keep up the good work...btw, there is a piece on homemade books and limited edition books on bibliOdyssee that you'd be interested in. It's on my blogroll.

willow said...

I like that little coffee drinking garbage guy.

Sculptor Dude said...

If it gives you any joy, in any way whatsoever, pursue it or later on you will start to hear strange melodic songs echoing through the woods when you take those silent walks to clear the head. I hear that their sounds can drive you mad much like the Sirens of Greek mythology.

Megan said...

Let those other fantastic works inspire you instead of intimidate you.

I do love your collages.

jenmorrison said...

Keep doing the (wonderful) collages. You'll get to a book. I get stymied in creativity too, so I can say that in confidence.

Ps - I think your website looks like a handmade book, always full of beautiful things to look at and themes that inspire thought!

Hemingray 9 said...

I think I know where yr coming frm. But more and more I fear that blank canvas. I find it the most intimidating thing of all. Fellini speaks my mind when he says: "The greatest danger for an artist, is total freedom."

Coffee Messiah said...

tom: Thanks.....yes, I'm aware of that site. The old paper and books are amazing to see.

willow: He's from the Dark Horse comic: Too Much Coffee Man.

sd: I appreciate your input and envy that you've already spent years doing so. Me, as a post we reflected on quite awhile back, keep trying to let go of the past family input and move forward. I know better and feel more confident to move onwards.

megan: Thanks, but too much looking = not much creativity 4 me ; (

jen: Thanks so much for that and for stopping by. When time allows I need to stop by.

hR9: Hey, you're so talented I'm not so sure you have this problem.
Thanks for stopping by!

Candie Bracci said...

Nice work and..Ah.. Voltaire!:)

California Girl said...

yes, I wish when I procrastinated I was that creative. Today, I'm screwing with blogger rather than working. I'm supposed to be selling but I just feel like writing. So I guess I am being creative as well.

Books and an espresso cup... said...

Hi! C.M.,
C.M. said,"look around though and see
so many fantastic works, that I'm still in
the "I'll start it soon" phase. You'd think,
as do I, that it would not hinder me, after
all these years, but it does."



I agree with the commenters' that said,"go for it!"

...Instead, I cut out lots of paper
images, and end up with the above.

Nice! collage,
Nice! sounds,
and Nice! quote
by Voltaire.
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Coffee Messiah said...

candie: Thanks.

cg: It's amazing just how creative you can be, doing anything really!

dd: I know, it's time! Thanks!

Sam Juliano said...

This is the only blogsite I visit where I can honestly say I think about well after I leave. Of course this is a testament to the thought that goes on here, never really an easy way to respond with such an open-ended forum. And yeah, you are quite right to call for inspiration and condemn artistic intimidation. The images/collages/montages and visual motion does make this a singular place, but wedded to what you hope people will come away with, it's doubly worthwhile.

Of course for enlightment, who better than Voltaire?

Coffee Messiah said...

sam: Always a pleasure to hear from you and Thanks for the kind words!

lettuce said...

sounds great - go for it! i hope we'll see some of the results / workings here

Coffee Messiah said...

lettuce: Oh yes!

David G. said...

Think for yourselves! So easy to say yet it is done by so few.

Indoctrination has replaced thinking in the minds of most Americans.

Indoctrination is so comfortable. It never gives you a headache and it never pushes you off the lounge and makes you do something!

Thank heavens for indoctrination.

P.S. Cheers to you, Coffee.

Coffee Messiah said...

david: I believe it's rampant and surely not solely the usa, but sure appears that way.

Hope all is well and Thanks for stopping by = Cheers!