Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I've been in one form or another of stuckness with my work for a while now. Maybe I'm imagining that I once felt like superwoman, brimming with pride and an otherworldly sense of ability. Yeah, that sounds like something I made up. It's hard to believe I was ever that full of myself. Oh... oh... maybe it's just that I use to enjoy my work more. That could be it... hmmm.

but I digress.... I've been trying to come up with ways to redefine myself as an artist. It's my latest attempt at a shot in the arm to my confidence (or my enjoyment). One such thought was to do more digital art and less pure photography. If my camera and I are not in sync, then maybe we should see other people for a time. It could date my phone for a while, and I'm inclined to take a turn on the dance floor with my new apple computer and my updated Adobe Creative Suite. (We're catching up around here from the year and a half with no disposable income).

These two are the first in my effort to focus more on digital art. I seem to wander strongly toward dark tones lately. I tried to lighten things up with the crabby one up top, but it still seems to feel rather dark. Oh well. I follow where the muse leads.


The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Rachel, you have a unique style in both photography and digital art. The two marry very well together. The combination suits you well - you are an incredible artist. We all understand those creative slumps and you are so right - sometimes you have to put the camera down, step away from the computer and go outside and LIVE a little to get those creative juices flowing. Give yourself the gift of time. And play.

Rachel said...

Deb - Seriously, what would I do without you, my surrogate creative mom? Thank you! Your words fill me with calm and comfort.