Tuesday, January 6, 2009

spontaneity

i have long admired art journals
like those of peter beard
dan eldon,
candy jernigan.
their pages seem entirely spontaneous yet
exquisitely ordered by the
intelligence and sensibility of their creators.

whether the result of 'design training' or temperament,
my eye seeks ever to align, to clarify,
to order and in my eyes
my work lacks spontaneity.

i despair of achieving the exuberance i lust after.
i will contine to strive...although

5 comments:

  1. perhaps graphic design has beat it out of us, as i have the same problem. of course i'm also a virgo, needing lots of alignment and clarification.

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  2. hmmm - and i'm on the cusp - leo with virgo...

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  3. I suppose even spontaneity is something that must be practiced to be perfected. That's ironic, isn't it?

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  5. I don't believe a word of it. Anyone who can take these photos:

    http://www.pbase.com/magpiejst/a_year_at_the_garden

    is a master of capturing beautiful chaos in it's virgin form.

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