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Blogging As Inspiration

December 18, 2014
Haiku 107 - Acrylic on Cradled Panel, 8x8x2"

Haiku 107 – Acrylic on Cradled Panel, 8x8x2″

Do you love reading blogs for inspiration as much as I do? Well, I’m coming to the conclusion that the very act of blogging provides inspiration for my own work. At least it provides incentive. If I know that you are interested in reading about what I’ve been doing in the studio, then I feel more motivated to actually do something in the studio.

It’s been too easy just to put the art on the back burner while I occupy myself with other things (like the holidays for one!) But if I have a regular blogging schedule, it makes me think more about creating art. And if I’m not in the studio for too long, at some point withdrawal begins to kick in.

So we’re at that point right now. Withdrawal. At least this week I have made a few new collage papers and feel very excited about that. Could some new collage be far behind? And perhaps even more blog posts? One can hope.

Papers Dec 2014 _1

Note:  The above painting is some of my new work at Michael Murphy Gallery in Tampa, Florida.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. joarty1 permalink
    December 18, 2014 3:52 pm

    It’s true…there is much inspiration to be had from other blogs. Yours inspires me.

    • December 18, 2014 5:43 pm

      Thank you Jo. I think I’ll spend a little while tomorrow visiting other blogs for inspiration.

  2. Polly permalink
    December 18, 2014 4:38 pm

    Martha, your art above is fantastic It inspired me to make art out of a failed painting I did several years ago. I look forward to your collages.
    Polly

  3. Sandra permalink
    December 18, 2014 7:16 pm

    Love Haiku 107 – is it an abstract crocodile? Your and Marion Boddy-Evans’s blogs are the only two I visit, but do enjoy both of you. I hope you have great enjoyment doing the collages. Wishing you and your family a Happy Christmas, a safe and relaxing New Year’s break, and a happy and creative 2015.

    • December 19, 2014 6:33 am

      Thank you, Sandra! I love the crocodile take on that piece. Best to you for the holidays and for the new year.

  4. December 21, 2014 3:26 pm

    Hi, I found your blog through Seth Apter, and find your work inspiring!

  5. joarty1 permalink
    December 21, 2014 6:44 pm

    Oooer….delish texture, painted papers….I’m inspired.

    • December 21, 2014 9:06 pm

      Glad you are, Jo. I sometimes think I like the papers better than making collage with them!

  6. December 22, 2014 10:11 am

    love this piece. <Glad you posted it. I saw that Seth posted your site/art on his blog on Sunday. yay. Happy Holidays Martha.

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