Sunday, June 12, 2011

Artistic Heart and soul

I just finished retracing my steps, back to the beginning of this blog. Next month will mark a 3 year anniversary. Blogging with out obligation! Sometimes frequently, some times long spells of silence.
What I noted is I have lots of "down" times, then creative bursts. When I was reading these old posts, I thought, gosh, you are a manic depressive. But I am least don't think so.
I just wonder if most artist aren't like me. Your passion is so great that it bursts forth not only creatively but also destructively. The life of the artist is a struggle to pull all of those thoughts and ideas, and brush strokes out of your self. When it comes rushing out onto canvas or paper, the JOY, oh the JOY. YOU have to do it, even if no one sees it, YOU MUST create.

Then the Block comes, for reasons you may or may not understand and you find yourself languishing in the Blue Meanies and Zombieland. Be it a chemical imbalance or Personal stress, lose a friend to Cancer, lose your job, get a cold, stub your toe, the joy is gone. The pen does not tempt, the paint does not call, the glue pot sits untouched. Sometimes you may sit for hours at the desk, waiting. Just waiting. For the little spark that will ignite the flame of your creativity again. More that once wondering in your Blue Meanie funk, if what you had was a fluke, letting all of your insecurities rise to the surface and nip away at your confidence. Will you ever be able to create another piece of ART. Maybe you are empty, fini, that's all folks.

Then a picture, a color, a note of music, scene from a movie, scent of a flower, the laugh of your child, and the spark, oh, the spark jumps to flame and the flame ignites the dormant tinder of your creative self and you rise, first like smoke, then like a bird, then like a jet to the outer limits of your creative heart and soul and you are once again filled with JOY.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Frida and The Heart-in The style of Frida

Another piece that I have been working on. In the style of Frida Kahlo. Inspired by watching the BioPic staring Selma Heyak and Alfred Molina. What a great movie.
I admire her style, but more her bravery in putting her heart and soul out there in her work.

Cranmar yard

Cranmar yard by Queen Be-Lynne Larkin
Cranmar yard, a photo by Queen Be-Lynne Larkin on Flickr.

This is something I have been working on for a few days. Yes,dark, but suppose to be dreary, smog covered London. Multiple layers, manipulated here.

Class clown 1901

Class clown 1901 by Queen Be-Lynne Larkin
Class clown 1901, a photo by Queen Be-Lynne Larkin on Flickr.

This is something I have been working on for a couple of days.
There is always one in the crowd.
We went to my daughters 8th Grade graduation ceremony on Friday, and so many parents and guests screamed out names, whistled, hooted, etc, when kids came up for their diplomas. This was after being asked by not only the Student representative, but the School Principal to please wait till the presentation was over to applaud, or make excess noise. there is always someone who thinks this request does not apply to them. Clowns, no, just rude.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Long walk home

Long walk home by Queen Be-Lynne Larkin
Long walk home, a photo by Queen Be-Lynne Larkin on Flickr.

Another Ruby's Treasures Challenge-This one is Candles and Lanterns. I hope you like it.

She walks

She walks by Queen Be-Lynne Larkin
She walks, a photo by Queen Be-Lynne Larkin on Flickr.

This collage was done for Ruby's Treasures Animal Challenge. I won the previous one so I got to chose the animal, which is this Handsome Jack Russell Terrier, Phoenix, owned by Javcon117


PAR-TEEE copy by Queen Be-Lynne Larkin
PAR-TEEE copy, a photo by Queen Be-Lynne Larkin on Flickr.

I used several designers to make this fun piece. Thank you -Beth Rimmer of ScrapDeviant, Pixel Music and everyone else who made this so much fun to do