Techniques & Materials
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A new thread with the same mission...
Let's keep this thread going and raise some interest in visual art on Etsy!
Got a question about art / technique / materials / history- want to just talk art? Whatever's on your mind! Let's go!
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(This is a continuation of the thread www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5878037&page=1 )
Posted at 11:53 am Jan 29, 2011 EST
What do I do when I hit a dry spell or things aren't going right - I put down my tools and step away from the work place. I read a mystery, I go out and take pictures, I work on my genealogy - in other words, I just get away from it altogether for a day or two, or a week. I don't even think about it until one day I start getting antsy and just have to do SOMETHING and it seems to work.
Posted at 2:38 pm Jan 29, 2011 EST
That's pretty much what I try to do too, Martha... although when I have commissions to get through, it's hard to step away!
But, I've learnt that I really don't appreciate pressure- I can handle it, and still get things done, but I much prefer to kid myself into thinking that there isn't any.
I know some people really thrive under it... but I don't :)
Do you listen to music or anything when you're working?
Different music makes me paint in different ways... I don't mean paint different things- but like, physically move the brushes in a different way.
Posted at 4:52 pm Jan 29, 2011 EST
TinFena- the name of the team is Techniques &Materials... Let's Talk Art is one of the discussions threads in that team.
It shows up in your profile as Teams>Techniques&Materials - but you can also access this discussion from 'View threads you've posted in' in the forums.
Posted at 4:56 pm Jan 29, 2011 EST