Wednesday, June 13, 2012
How motivation is working out, so far.
On Motivation and Inspiration. The latter was quiet, but near. I think I heard him scuttle about in one dark corner. I didn't dwell on it, because once I started to work in earnest, I fell into a rhythm and began to chip away at things that needed my attention.
I finally was able to finish The Hanged Man Tarot poppet. I understood why it took so long, finally, because once it was done, I experienced the relief of catharsis.
I've been the hanged man. But then, you likely already know that.
Then I finished The Empress who, in person, looks as though she might rise from her seat at any moment. Neil mentioned the Tarot poppets on Twitter and several people suggested I start a kickstarter project for that. I think though, I'll continue as is and let it develop over time. Each time I get a commission for one of the major arcana, I collect the images that will become the cards. I don't know that this will be the first Tarot deck created from images of three-dimensional work, but I like that aspect. I'm falling in love with the idea of a poppet deck, for sure.
The first kickstarter project I try will be for the book. I haven't talked about it much lately because I was apparently busy figuring things out whilst hanging upside-down on a metaphorical living cross.
I'm a romantic at heart. I like the idea of trekking out into the wild to find and conquer my muse. But I've lived this artistic life long enough to know that every day isn't that day. In the meantime, there are poppets, whom I love and who love me.
So I'm working quietly, hardly glancing at that corner. Whatever's there in the shadows will leap out at me when it's ready. Or when I am.
Posted by lisa at 2:29 PM