Saturday, January 17, 2009

Don't they know it's the end of the world?

How's that for a title? This is my latest, a wee bit different from my others, but I felt like creating a sad forlorn girl. My inspiration came from the song called 'The end of the World'. I love the Carpenters version of this song, and I had it playing constantly while I painted this. The colors are more subdued, and the landscape is barren and gray. The only bright thing is the broken heart she holds. I added the following text:

Why does my heart go on beating?
Why do these eyes of mine cry?
Don't they know?
It's the end of the world.

I love adding words to my art, and should do it more often. It's not considered 'fine art' but I don't care. I am now just painting whatever I feel like, and trying not to worry how it looks to others. I have some online galleries but haven't updated regularly because I can't help but compare my work to other artists, and tend to feel a bit out of place. I know I need to stop worrying about my art fitting in, and just do it!

Check out the song behind the image: just click to play..


Barbra said...

You MUST do what your heart tells you and all will be fine! Lovely picture.♥

mystele said...

just lovely, as always!

Julie-ann said...

I love this piece, she's beautiful.
We were taught in college Art is the artist!
Your art is beautiful, the words look fitting and bring warmth to your girl! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your creation!

Bev said...

Sweetie this is really beautiufl...her face speaks volumns doesn't it??


i really love this creation!!! so pretty! so sad...i know the song u r talking about. xoxlinda

adrienne trafford said...

you definitely need to stop worrying - you have found your own place in the art world - it's beautiful and unique. The "fine art" thing is just a label - it's stupid and usually labeled by people that are really not that great...don't let that stop you - you're wonderful!

oh yeah, and this painting is wonderful too - sad and yet dreamy...

Julie-ann said...

Oh I do hope you you open her book, its truly inspiring. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely message. So lovely to share this with you.
Your art is so beautiful, You have certainly got a true gift.

Lucy said...

I've always thought your art as fine art and it continually gets better and better! Love this new work, and love her expression :)

PCarriker said...

She has such a beautiful face! You just keep creating, look forward and don't fall into the trap of comparing to others, you are on your own journey:-)

As Seen Through My Eyes.... said...

Hello! I'm so pleased to have found your blog.
I love your painting. It's so nice to meet you. :)

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Oh thank you for visiting my BLog... Now I can visit you. I love your Blog and your artwork is wonderful. She looks so sad, but she has the crow in the tree to keep her company! There is alwasy crow about! LOL I have entered your name. Good Luck


hello again,
i hope u are well. sent u an email and i'm not sure if you got it. i had been tagged by the wonderful artist Sandra Mucciardi to list 5 thinks I do to keep my mind healthy and my life balanced. now it is my turn to tag 5 of my favorite artists.... check out my blog.... tag! you're it!..

xoxo linda

Rose said...

Perfect song for this picture, perfect picture for that song!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

I'm so glad you visited me tonight and I'm so glad to visit YOU tonight. Yes, I am new to making my own art and putting it "out there". And, I go through the same thing you are with this post everyday. My latest piece is probably my favorite but has not gotten many comments on my blog or flickr so I interpret that to mean not many like it - especially compared to pieces that had more response. I have artist friends that get 30-40 comments on their flickr posts compared to my all time high of 11. I take these things so to heart and let them fill my head and then I don't know which way to turn on the next piece. So, I am trying like you, to make what I want to make, not what I think people want me to make. I'm not very good at that all the time, but I am trying. I think it is just our feeling for needing to be understood and someone liking it or it fitting into some idea of what art should be, makes us feel misunderstood.

I think your work is fabulous. I think it is original and genuine to you. You do more than I do. I use other people's pretty images to make my images. You start from scratch. Maybe a little of our questioning comes from not knowing for certain if we have found our own real artistic voice yet. I believe that will come and we get a little closer with each piece we make.

So, long point coming, you are right to follow your heart and do your thing. I need to do that more too!


Lady Troubadour said...

ohhh...this is great! So good :) Thank you so much for your comments and taking time to read my page

Seriously, I'm crazy about this piece!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Thank you so much for entering my giveaway. I love your giveaway creation, please enter my name in your drawing. One of the best part of Lisa's OWOH is that we get to peek into everyone's blog and connect with new people.
Happy One World One Heart.

Lorraine said...

I love this painting and the words added to it but I just want to give her a hug and a plate of fish and chips to warm her up!! Its hard when we compare ourselves to others but I just try and create something that I really like and if others like it then thats an added bonus!

Renee said...

Darling friend I love the picture. I hope you have stopped trying to fit in.

Be true to you and I think that you are.

Love Renee xoxoxo