artistmuse

Musings and such

Last week Friday, I had a bright idea to visit Blick for some art supplies. Every time I do this, I end up spending money that I don't really have. Anyway, I picked up a few things: 1 12x12in board, paper, brush case, new pencils, etc. When I got home, I had every intention of creating something new. What happened instead, was better.

As I was looking at my new found materials (oh! The pretty paper!) I realized that I can do something better than create a random piece of art. I can create mini collages of scenes from memory! I am beyond excited to start sketching out details and the blueprints. Its been awhile since I've had this kind of instant inspiration. Another thing to note is that this idea falls perfectly in line with what Ive been writing in my artist statement. Believe it or not, those statements are REALLY hard to make. To narrow what you do to a single page is incredibly hard when you have an interest in practically everything. 

So wish me luck world, Im going after this idea as if it were my last one ever!

Still Searching

Lately, my world revolves around NYFA, Craigslist, Linked In and Indeed- nonstop. Ive been looking for a new, more suitable job for the past 2+ months now. I want to make art, but in order to do so, I need money, and in order to get money, I need a new job. Its a never-ending cycle. I really wish I could go back to the schedule I had over the summer. Working 6 days a week, steady flow of income. Its HIGHLY annoying when you know for a fact that you are more than qualified for the jobs you have and yet you get pushed aside for the fan favorite. Im usually not one to play the race card, but being a young black woman with a degree in art, I find that the art world doesn't cater to my person. 

What possible difference can you think of when, I have better skills, experiences, and references than that of someone who has no clue what they're doing? Sometimes I think I should've picked another career. But then I remind myself of why I do what I do. The answer is simply that I love art and I can't picture spending my life any other way.

Updates!

Hey everyone, how's it going? As you may have noticed, I have updated this site. The old look started to bore me. Ive tried to make this as accessible as possible without losing the feel of my artwork. As the time goes by, I do hope to update as much as I can. I am currently working two jobs (teacher and gallery assistant), and looking for another to replace them both. All this while trying to find time to work on a few projects. Im no longer in school and don't plan on starting my Masters degree at least for another year or so, so I definitely want to use this time to build up my portfolio. 

Im actually here at work as Im typing. BRIC gallery is located at 647 Fulton Street in Brooklyn NY 11217. Let me say this, the place is phenomenal! Right now, we are having our Biennial Show, which is showcasing works from 27 artists, all from the downtown Brooklyn area. I advise everyone to stop by and check out the art- definitely worth it!

Until next time.