Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 Poets United/ Foresight


Fragments G&C  #174  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper
Foresight
We don’t always have
Foresight about
The outcome
Of our actions

As an artist
I ask myself
What is my goal
What am I doing
What do I want to do

First I think of myself
As a problem solver
I think of the problem
Then determine how to do it
Upon completion
I evaluate what I have done
Is it what I want
Does it say what I want
What changes can I make

My goal then is to share it
The wonder
The joy



11 comments:

  1. Yes, the wonder and the joy. I love this Annell. The creative life is a good life!

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  2. It would seem that, with such a logical process, the outcome would also be logical--but if it were, it might leave out the artist. And that is how--most logically--having little foresight gets to wonder and joy! Thanks for weighing in on foresight.

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  3. i think if we can have that process to our decisions...knowing our values...knowing our goals and keep them in front of us...we def can make better decisions....

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    1. Sometimes I feel frustrated, but have decided it is when I am out of balance. And isn't it all about the Wonder and the JOY!

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    2. I am thinking....putting too much energy into a part of the process.....forgetting about the wonder and the joy.

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  4. Thanks for sharing annell. Normally the case! The title comes only upon completion of the painting especially in abstracts! Great!

    Hank

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  5. Yes, 'the wonder, the joy I share' ~ this is what important! Goal - just to know what the destination, but how you do it - creative process of your soul....

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  6. like the thought process at the end of which there's joy...

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  7. Such an apparently matter-of-fact poem, with such depths. I love the way you have built it bit by bit, as it might be one of your visual artworks - and then the last verse is like looking at the artwork whole. The one you have chosen to go with this poem certainly emanates joy!

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  8. I love how this flows...logically. But in the end all that matters for an artist is the joy and love they spread through their creations! Lovely!

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  9. Fragments G&C #174 is stunning. So playful and inviting. Thank you so much. Cheers from Los Angeles.

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