|The start of an idea.|
I have talked in the past about ways to overcome the artists block that we have all encountered at points.
What about the exact opposite?
What if your head is so full of ideas that the biggest frustration is lack of time? Has this happened to you?
At the moment I have about 5 completely different pieces of work on the go plus about 10 that are on the back burner.
For me some of the most important preparation that I do consists of assembling all the disparate materials before I can do anything. This can be quite time consuming especially when the envisaged piece is quite big and requires several different kinds of object.
It takes me time assimilate exactly what my intention is, in fact sometimes it's someone else who gets where I am heading before I do.
I should add here that the presentation is absolutely key in most of my work. I know exactly how it needs to be framed before I have made the piece.
Here's a good example of what I mean, sorry about the rubbish photograph but it is just to illustrate a point really.
Even as I write I am thinking that I need to probably do a drawing to help clarify my intention. Who knows I might do that, I might not.
What is your process? I am intrigued by how other artists work and which comes first. Please leave a comment about how you start a new piece. Then hopefully the discussion can be continued in further blogs with your input.
Have a great weekend! Be creative!