Angled Message

The Need to Reboot

“Whatever inspiration is, it’s born from continuous I don’t know.”  Wislawa Szymborska Times have been tough, and the world is opening, but not without problem areas.  We too need to get our art life in gear again.  Many as I have learned, through responses to this blog, have had problems working for a variety of…

Unfocused?

“I felt so insufficiently equipped, so unprepared, so weak, and at the same time it seemed to me that my reflections on art were correct.  I quarreled with all the world and myself”                        Edgar Degas After my last blog I had several email conversations…

Inner Journey Textural collage by FL artist carolyn Land

Inertia

“All the sorrows, all the bitterness, all the sadness, I forget them and ignore them in the joy of working?     Camille Pissarro We have all been through a difficult period.  For some, this time of isolation has given them an uninterrupted time to really explore and create; for others, it has been more difficult.…

Carolyn Land Breakers on the Jetty 20x20

Yes, You Are! Yes, You Can!

“When we trust our creativity we encounter a supreme kind of enjoyment an amazement at the natural unfolding of life beyond our ordinary way of looking at things.”      Kongtrul Jigme Namgyel                    It is  hard to imagine a life without music, sculpture, painting, literature, theater,…

Painting by Florida artist Carolyn A Land

Re-framing Your Thinking

  “I’m for the person who takes the bit in his teeth & goes after what he believes in.”      Robert Henri Whether we do realism, abstraction, or nonobjective work, it must have our heart and spirit in it to be good. We can be a perfect draftsman, but without something special that makes the piece…