Comments on: What’s Your Art? http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:22:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/comment-page-1/#comment-449412 Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:46:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33579#comment-449412 My art is writing. Where my mouth fails me, my print excels. I love to write… not only is it my art but it’s my “P – For Passion”.

“V is for Vulnernable” sounds amazing. I’ll have to investigate it further. Thanks!

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/comment-page-1/#comment-449376 Amy Hackworth Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:30:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33579#comment-449376 Lauren, it seems you have a gift for the crazy wonderful! I love your shop!

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By: Me and Wee http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/comment-page-1/#comment-449369 Me and Wee Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:04:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33579#comment-449369 Thanks Claire! That’s the direction I’m taking now, these past few weeks. I just have to stay true to it even if the sales aren’t rolling in. I have to have faith that it will all come together as it should.

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By: Claire http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/comment-page-1/#comment-449233 Claire Wed, 27 Mar 2013 03:00:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33579#comment-449233 I’ve struggled with this too (I’m a painter), Me and Wee. Paint for yourself. If you paint for some unknown audience, your work won’t be as good and true. Trust yourself and paint something you would love. Good luck – I completely understand the struggle!

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By: Me and Wee http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/comment-page-1/#comment-449201 Me and Wee Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:36:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33579#comment-449201 My art? Painting! (or….)
This is a topic I’ve been grappling with for the past several months. My particular issue is that I’ve always known I’ve wanted to be an artist, but it’s been so hard to settle in to a particular genre and style since I enjoy so many different things. I originally did graphic design and advertising in a corporate space, but then moved on to designing invitations and announcements for private clients, and then on to letterpress stationery/art, and now I’m selling illustrations/paintings. And to take it further, I’m now grappling with the STYLE of the paintings…cartoony? abstract? whimsical/childish? It can be so overwhelming to try and pinpoint what we are when we aren’t ONE thing, we are MANY things. I want to be successful and make the right choices but I just don’t know what the answers are. Right now I’m simply praying and listening for the answers while I try and do my best. I get torn between what my personal gut wants me to do versus what will people buy/like from me so I can find a bit of monetary gain?

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By: Connie Z. http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/comment-page-1/#comment-449195 Connie Z. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:20:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33579#comment-449195 My art is drawing. And teaching others to draw. :)

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By: Lauren http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/comment-page-1/#comment-449166 Lauren Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:03:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33579#comment-449166 Sewing! And often, cooking too.
I think about vulnerability a lot as it relates to my work- it’s hard to put yourself out there, especially if you’ve made something that you think is crazy wonderful!

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/comment-page-1/#comment-449155 Amy Hackworth Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:44:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33579#comment-449155 Alex, I can totally relate. I think some people seem to have a clearly defined “art” from childhood, and others–me and you–meander to our work. I like the idea that sometimes our work is really showing up for life, being present, being ready to give what we can even when it’s not a clearly defined.

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By: Alex http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/comment-page-1/#comment-449128 Alex Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:49:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33579#comment-449128 Some people realize their passions as children and know what they are meant to do from the very beginning. This has not been the case for me– I am interested in many, many different things. I have been stressed and bothered by this lack of clear direction, but I am trying now to enjoy the ride and to welcome new and interesting experiences.

This comment is for others like me. I’m hoping to discover something- to refine a skill- and to make that thing my life’s work. Until then, I’ll consider myself a mixed-media, abstract artist.

Alex Talks

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By: Justin http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/comment-page-1/#comment-449113 Justin Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:42:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33579#comment-449113 Love it! Great post (as always). I hope my kids feel they have something to offer in whatever they choose to spend their time doing. I was so happy the other day when the whole family sat around drawing pictures and my son, proud of what he’d cooked up, said, “Maybe I am an artist after all.” Indeed you are, son.

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/comment-page-1/#comment-449110 Amy Hackworth Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:41:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33579#comment-449110 Shannon, I love your response. Thank you for sharing this. I think what you describe truly is an art. I love that you know that’s your gift. Just looked it up, and I can see how Heb 10:24 would be a great guide.

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/comment-page-1/#comment-449106 Amy Hackworth Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:38:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33579#comment-449106 Wow, KatieB. Thanks for sharing that Martha Graham quote. Beautiful! Inspiring!

And I agree, it can be a tough question to answer.

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By: Shannon http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/comment-page-1/#comment-449081 Shannon Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:31:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33579#comment-449081 In recent years I have come to realize that encouragement is ‘my art’ and people my medium, if you will.

I had difficulty in the past identifying what my unique gift was because I have so many (what I considered) truly creative types around me (my husband is a talented sculptor, some of my siblings are musicians, etc.).

However, the longer I live, the more I value and try to embrace this particular trait I feel God has placed in my spirit. Hebrews 10:24 is one of the bible verses I try and live up to in this respect.

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By: KatieB http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/whats-your-art/comment-page-1/#comment-449071 KatieB Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:40:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33579#comment-449071 I recently went to a workshop where this quote was shared with me. I think it speaks exactly to what you are talking about here. Your post also made my wonder why answering the question ‘what is your art?’ is so difficult for me. I will try to channel my 5 year old self to answer that…

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And, if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” -Martha Graham

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