Tuesday, February 08, 2011

I want to be a sea gypsy.....

I am back and have been away too long, I know! I enjoyed family visits and  bit of a winter hibernation. Then I went and pulled down my Identities show at Atomic. It all went swimmingly.....  tehehe



While I was away, I was searching for artists like myself, learning about other women and men out in the world who are also paper cutting, pastel using, lowbrow loving, gypsy traveling, DIY dreamers. I love searching the world for artists that have similar interests. I mean, really.... all you have to do is Google landscapes, oil painting, photography, cooking etc..... what ever you are interested in learning is there at your fingertips. *Flashback to movie 'Good Will Hunting".... Will: See, the sad thing about a guy like you is in 50 years you're gonna staht doin some thinkin on your own and you're gonna come up with the fact that there are two certaintees in life. One, don't do that. And Two, you dropped a hundred and fifty grand on a  *&@%! education you coulda got for a dollah fifty in late chahges at the public library." (although I still wish I would have gone to school.... quotes like this make me feel better.) ;] It does make you realize that you are not reinventing the wheel. You and many others like you are probably searching or doing the same thing. But where that may unnerve some artists, it gave me a sense of hope. The comfort of knowing I have people in this world that I can relate to. That, I think, is awesome.

Pause my playlist at the right>>>>>



So right now, I wish I was a sea gypsy. (Can we imagine, for now - if you will, that I am not as terribly sea sick as I actually am? Okay.... Thank you) I always loved the idea of picking up and heading out into the world and exploring. I have always been a bit of a nature girl. I look forward to the winding trails and canopy of trees like a bee looks forward to finding a perfect patch of clover. I have often imagined having my own gypsy wagon. Tis true. But alas, twas not to be. Oh well. I can still dream and wonder in the virtual world in search of inspiration. So I was reading all about wheat-pasting and some wondrous graffiti artists when I stumbled on swimming cities. Really? Sea Gypsies. Of course my mind immediately ran across the hundreds of ways I could convince my friends and mister that we need to make a swimming city for our own Red River.... then the thoughts of getting swept away in the upcoming flood brought me back down to reality.

So here I am all inspired and no city to build. So I decided instead to take out my pencil and put my inspiration to good use.....


This is a VERY rough sketch/idea... but thought you might like to see how my silhouette  pieces start out. I will polish the silhouette up and refine it a lot more before I put it back into my computer and have my way with it. Hehehehehe. But for now I will bring you back to more inspiration from the sea.....

go here to see some amazing pics like these....


and to give you some music to inspire a sea worthy mood.....





more links.... here, here,here and here.

I hope you get swept away by the sea. I know I have.
xo
Carrie


3 comments:

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Carrie, what a gorgeous and seductive video! It truly captures the mysterious and romantic lure of the sea. Can't wait to see what comes of your beautiful sketch. I'm sure it will be amazing! Theresa

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