Archive for May, 2012

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May
12

The Intuitive Artist

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The intuitive artist works without a plan, or with just the bare bones of a plan. I am the “bare bones” type of intuitive artist.

The Intuitive part of all works of art comes from within the artist. I had always struggled with finding a subject worthy of drawing, but I realized that I never had that issue when I doodled, and my doodles were always pretty beautiful. Why not take that mode of creating art and hone it, put a little more thought behind it, and create it in that “doodling zone?”

I then came up with an idea, and I had lots of ideas, and decided how I would represent that idea. I started with an image, for example my meadowlark in “The Heart of a Bird in Winter,” then I thought about how to make connections and break up the space. Once I had this mapped out, I filled in the spaces with lines and motifs that seemed “right” to me…and that is the intuitive part.

I love working this way.  I never lack for a subject because my ideas are my subjects. I love working with patterns and lines and values.  Working this way, within rather than without, feels valid to me, and my work is truly MY work.

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23
May
12

Hello world!

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Hello!

My name is Laura Sanders, and I started this blog as a way to get  images of my art online, and to share my thoughts.  I live in Greenville, South Carolina with my husband and three cats.  I love nature, and I love living in this part of the country. The weather is tolerable, and we are not far from mountains, sea, lakes and forests.  The artistic community in the upstate and in western North Carolina is  active and productive.

I hope to hear from other artists as I contribute to my blog!

Keep creating!

Laura Sanders




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