Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Finding Focus

Focus. That word. It is so important for any artist, blogger, writer, whoever - to be able to find focus. Focus is so necessary to produce good work. 

That is what I have been trying to do since New Year's. Focus. 

There are so many distractions. Family, kittens, lambs, cooking meals, sick kid, washing dishes, snow, ice, sand and salt. So many things that draw me away from what needs to be done. 

When I have been able to, I've been sitting down alone with piles of books, magazines, post-it notes and my favorite yellow lined pads. I'm writing lists, jotting down ideas, putting stickies on pages with beautiful photos and ideas which might inspire a project. 

Everything seems possible in the New Year, doesn't it? It's a good feeling - thinking towards what is to come, to be made, to be done. I wish you lots of focus as you journey into your New Year too! 

If you have a free 8 minutes, watch this amazing short film about an artist who combines water, paint, photography, plaster and more. Stunning work. Learn more about Kim Keever here

Studio Visit: Kim Keever from Robert Knafo on Vimeo.


Anonymous said...

That's so great! I'm laughing because you stress the ALONE part. It's exactly what I am in search of but is hard to come by with three kids and my goats and animals. Whenever I can sneak some alone time, I'm doing exactly what you are doing: trying to find focus, inspiration, and get my head organized. Good luck to us!

Auntie Shan said...

hmm... "focus"... I dunno, the "colours" all look so much more fuzzy and full when they're OUT of focus.

Hope Julia is feeling better. And, didn't end up "catching" something during your Boston visit..? Anyhoo, *squishy* "Auntie" HUGS to her!

Val said...

fascinating video thanks!

LannieK said...

My focus left for... some far away place! Seriously, I am having a terrible time! Thanks for the video :-)