Monday, October 22, 2007

IMT: Control

Hi. My name is Paula and I'm a recovering control personality (I didn't want to use the word, 'freak' here as it seems too negative). Alright, already! This month's prompt for Inspire me Thursday (IMT) is control. I think that perhaps the best way one can really examine a concept is to do an excercise of the opposite nature. It is then that you are able to get a better understanding of what it means to have control, be in control and realize if you are addicted to being in control. My submission (Abstract Watercolor) is an excercise in not having control and not letting myself be in control. It is, really, 'controlled chaos'. An oxymoron? Perhaps...but, the process of being purposeful in not taking control of the direction of the piece allows me to get in touch with how I sometimes have to fight the desire to make something be that it really wasn't meant to be. It is a dance, or maybe even a battle between logic and intuition! This piece had been unfinshed for quite sometime before I picked it up again last night to work on it. I now consider it to be finished; I am done with it. I now have to control myslef to keep from going back to it to do just one more thing! Can you see why I picked this peice for IMT's 'prompt' this week?

6 comments:

Patricia J. Mosca said...

Hi Paula....
This post made me laugh right out loud....GREAT!

kimberley said...

I so understand! I am not an artist. I'm a poet. It is the same way with words - when I try to control my work it comes out stilted and feels coerced. When I let go the poem reveals itself to me.

And the watercolor is quite beautiful.

Alessandro said...

Paula, this is a lovely watercolor.

Laura B said...

This is beautiful, it feels excited, busy and vibrant. I too am trying to let go, I love tidy and orginised but the best of my work comes from spontinaity, I have to learn to go with the flow!

Nicole V Lozano said...

What vibrant work. The colors are just wonderful.

Laura Scarlett said...

Great piece. It really has spectacular vibrancy and energy. Wonderful.

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