Monday, December 22, 2008

Outside my comfort zone

I made it to the studio today...for a little bit at least. I started some collage/mixed media work, something I've been itching to do for a very long time. I could say that I haven't started this work before because my studio time is so limited. Time might be a factor, but fear and uncertainity would be closer to the truth. I am trying to go into this without getting hung up on the end results and trying, trying really hard to push myself to try new things...to step outside my comfort zone.

With that comes a feeling of vulnerability, but also some excitement. I have never been one big on physical adventure...I'll never jump out of a plane or jump off a bridge attached to a bungee cord. But I will push myself to take risks as an artist. And for me, the thrill is just as great.

1 comment:

Lynne Anderson said...

Hi Risa,
Enjoyed reading this post and also very much enjoyed looking at your work in which I find similarities to some of Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings (all of which I love!).
Have you ever read the book "Art & Fear"? It's one I recommended to students when I taught art in college.....VERY inspirational and addresses some of the things you talked about in this post. More about it in my blog http://raku4ubyshekinahclay.blogspot.com/
Best Wishes,
Lynne