Friday, March 06, 2009

adding splice to your life...


Here is my article in the newest edition of Digital Studio magazine. In it I show how I splice my sketches digitally. It's a technique I stumbled on through trial and error and lots of practice.




Sometimes I get the urge to keep my discoveries to myself. But that is not what art is about. Take my shadows...I have been incorporating shadows in my art and photography for nearly ten years...now I am starting to see shadows in other artists art. Am I being copied? Have I been inspiring? Is the circle of art spinning around in its own good time...Is imatation the biggest source of flattery?...I can't worry myself with such things...I know that my shadow is the way I discover myself...it is my journey and what my art expresses about me. I am thrilled when I hear you are using my shadow stamps in your art...run with your art...stamp out your emotions...dance through this life...that is what I'm doing...one splice and shadow at a time...



11 comments:

Garden Painter Art said...

Angela:

This is fascinating to me. I adore digital art. I am a huge fan of Louise Robinson (Art and Ghosts), and I have several of her pieces hanging about. I just can't figure out how people can create art on a computer. It's a world that is completely unknown to me. Truth be told, I'm probably a bit scared to try it. You, on the other hand, are a "Jack of all trades"!!

Kim
Garden Painter Art

Tiglizzyclone said...

At last!! On Monday I sent for more shadow stamps... shadow emotions and shadow dancing, also one of the magazines which has your article. I am looking forward to them.

wburgcanchaser said...

Ok, so I ordered the mag right away. I have always been curious on how you did that and have thought of things to do with my stuff but am computer 'hampered' shall we say. So a big thanks for sharing your talents and long hours laboring to discover.

Another topic... are you still watching 24? Well fyi, you hooked me! Never had watched. Borrowed the dvd's from my daughter's boyfriend on the 1st two seasons to get more background. I won't say anything on this season's incase you haven't caught up but talk about a show with cliff hangers, yikes! It makes the time Penny found a plastic explosive and her dad jumps on her, mild. I remember that particular LIS ending because it was tramatic for me and my favorite character :) I could hardly wait until the next Wednesday...

Happy creating and thanks!

Deryn Mentock said...

How very gracious of you, Angela! Every time I see shadow art, I think first of you. Congrats on the article...wonderful!

margo said...

That is an impressive magazine layout. You mighta shook up the art world with your shadow art. It musta caught on. It's so interesting and charming.

stregata said...

Angela,
I just wanted to tell you that your book "In This House" had me in heaven for several weeks! Such beautiful art work!! I received "Mixed Emulsions" for Christmas - breathtaking! And I am anxiously awaiting the new book to be available here in Europe.
Your work is inspiring, to be sure and it is wonderful of you to share. Thank you so much!!
Renate

scb said...

Angela -- I've been pondering my response to this post ever since you first put it up. Actually, since I came across a shadow-card in Carlton Cards (mentioned it a while back) I've been thinking about the question "when does being inspired by someone's art cross the line into plagiarism?" I wondered if you were opening yourself up to too much imitation, with your openly offered stamps and knowledge...

I loved your answer -- "I know that my shadow is the way I discover myself...it is my journey and what my art expresses about me. I am thrilled when I hear you are using my shadow stamps in your art...run with your art...stamp out your emotions...dance through this life...that is what I'm doing...one splice and shadow at a time..."

I'm not an artist. I used to love to play with paper and scissors and fabric, but carpal tunnel syndrome has limited the time I can spend with those media. I try to be a writer, and to seek my own voice... without echoing that in other people's writing which has called to me, and resonated within me.

It's a fine line, isn't it?

James said...

Like the shadow pic. Reminds me of an incarcerated Cartwright.

ann h said...

Your article is so interesting.I can't do very much on a computer but thanks for sharing.

Karen Cole said...

I'm so glad I stumbled upon your site, Angela.

I'd like to see this post as an article somewhere......and there probably is...I would say that you are correct. Art is for everyone to share and I also see it as the biggest form of flattery, when you have touched someone enough that they want to have a piece of your energy.

I wish I knew even a miniscule(sp) amount of what you know digitally.

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

I did enjoy this article!