Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunshine and Creativity

Brrrr, it’s cold here. Been cold all weekend. Not what one would expect in early November for The Sunshine State.

But the sun is shining and I’m ready to get lots of work done today. Which answers another of the questions posed by Cloth Paper Scissors that I have shared with you: Does the weather affect your art-making? For me, ABSOLUTELY. I don’t do gray skies well. I go into hibernation, in a big, bad way.

I had SAD (Seasonal Adjustment Disorder) long before it was a commonly known disorder. And now that I am aware of it, I prepare for grey days accordingly. This is why I live in Florida where the sun shines most of the time. And fortunately, while I am in Minnesota, the days are long and the sky is so very big.

I have been inspired to make some small collages today by my friend, Martha. She is obviously never deterred from her studio for any reason whatsoever as she is the most productive artist I know. Check out her blog, An Artist's Journal, and you’ll see what I mean.
Off to work I go. Enjoy your day and I hope that it is a productive one!

Preparation for collages

Stacked up and ready to go.


pat Z. said...

Love these pieces, Kim! I hope to see you soon!

Your new artist buddy,

Pat Z.

Martha Marshall said...

Oh, I hope you'll show a couple of your new collages! Aren't chilly sunny days the best in Florida? So few and far between. Enjoy!

PS - You've already written your response for that question. You can now move to the next one.

Kim Radatz said...

Martha, I'll will indeed show a couple of the collages before I deliver them on Wednesday.

Kim Radatz said...

Thanks so much, Pat!

Will I see you the FMWA opening? I hope so.