Inspiration

Inspiration

Joined: October 26th, 2007, 6:19 pm

October 31st, 2014, 10:40 pm #1

I have not been very inspired for at least a year. I think a lot has to do with one specific relationship/ business deal that took an unfortunate turn and still has some resolution coming. Hearing Steve's story and having him write a poem now and then brought out a creative urge in me i made a poem. Some of the videos I have done were inspired from the forum too. I am a little tierd of Chester and small town life I think that's zapping my spirit a bit. Inspite of so much support I also feel disrespected by bankers, a few friends and some members of my family. It seems a lot of people think I need to make more money than I do which also takes away the creativity. Maybe making very creative expensive things would help! Ooops tried that I have a few things here for 4k. Location? Just the Artist's struggle. Maybe I need to embrace it.

THE QUESTION,

How are you inspired? People, love, nature, struggles, history? Do other artist's inspire you? Art History use to do it for me.



What Zaps you, Bills, stress, aging , people?


I want to be inspired to push my creative limits again. I almost think I need time off to do that.

Ideas?

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Joined: March 18th, 2009, 2:22 am

October 31st, 2014, 10:53 pm #2

we have all had a crap life , you have to make things happen on your own dont expect others to do it just do it . you have to build your friends i have the hot blonde in the racing camaro and bob in the truck now cornholethistler is here permanent they wont rob me or ask to borrow money and they never disgree so i suggest build you some friends hahaha!!!!
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Joined: May 8th, 2012, 2:15 am

November 1st, 2014, 12:46 am #3

Drink beer and laugh out loud with good friends, and even some adversary's if they lighten up and put their sticks down, then shoot your mouth off! and then try and do what you bragged up.

turn off's... mealy mouthed low down needle dicked bug f*#kers, and anyone that says "trust me, oh and dog groomers, they just dont know when they are licked............
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Joined: October 24th, 2010, 2:05 pm

November 1st, 2014, 1:39 am #4

I have not been very inspired for at least a year. I think a lot has to do with one specific relationship/ business deal that took an unfortunate turn and still has some resolution coming. Hearing Steve's story and having him write a poem now and then brought out a creative urge in me i made a poem. Some of the videos I have done were inspired from the forum too. I am a little tierd of Chester and small town life I think that's zapping my spirit a bit. Inspite of so much support I also feel disrespected by bankers, a few friends and some members of my family. It seems a lot of people think I need to make more money than I do which also takes away the creativity. Maybe making very creative expensive things would help! Ooops tried that I have a few things here for 4k. Location? Just the Artist's struggle. Maybe I need to embrace it.

THE QUESTION,

How are you inspired? People, love, nature, struggles, history? Do other artist's inspire you? Art History use to do it for me.



What Zaps you, Bills, stress, aging , people?


I want to be inspired to push my creative limits again. I almost think I need time off to do that.

Ideas?
Try 20 bears in twenty days!!!
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Joined: October 26th, 2007, 6:19 pm

November 1st, 2014, 8:18 am #5

Rooster, I want to get my creative juices flowing more than the dollar and cents. Maybe with more financial freedom a person could be more creative I'm not sure. I'm not lacking motivation right now I guess I'm feeling Art should be more be more important than money and it's not right now. Money and Art can go hand in hand no question it always has for me. I think making the investment in the Mill has required more focus on cash flow, Orders always take up creative time and with Winter coming I need to button up this place.

I have some new ideas much of which have to do with being more literal with the chainsaw. Much of what we do is use the saw to carve so it's like replacing a chisel in many ways. Saws do lend them selves to fur and feathers which is cool. The cut of the blade and the surface and marks the saw makes during the carving process is what I would like to play with a bit.

I want to make bigger works too. We shall see what happens.
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Joined: October 26th, 2007, 6:19 pm

November 1st, 2014, 12:46 pm #6

I forgot it was November too! Leaves falling and things dying back does not fuel creativity like Spring Flowers. I think a trip to a museum is in order.
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Joined: October 24th, 2010, 2:05 pm

November 1st, 2014, 1:17 pm #7

Rooster, I want to get my creative juices flowing more than the dollar and cents. Maybe with more financial freedom a person could be more creative I'm not sure. I'm not lacking motivation right now I guess I'm feeling Art should be more be more important than money and it's not right now. Money and Art can go hand in hand no question it always has for me. I think making the investment in the Mill has required more focus on cash flow, Orders always take up creative time and with Winter coming I need to button up this place.

I have some new ideas much of which have to do with being more literal with the chainsaw. Much of what we do is use the saw to carve so it's like replacing a chisel in many ways. Saws do lend them selves to fur and feathers which is cool. The cut of the blade and the surface and marks the saw makes during the carving process is what I would like to play with a bit.

I want to make bigger works too. We shall see what happens.
Sounds like you need a holiday and I know just the person for you to visit!
Scott Dow (Pennsylvania) is also an "artist" and "sculptor" that has been exploring the textures that the chainsaw produces.

Might be an inspiration!



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Joined: October 26th, 2007, 6:19 pm

November 1st, 2014, 1:41 pm #8

Good idea! I think taking some time and woking with other artists is something we all should do. I have looked at the RV's that have the garage in the back Toy haulers they call them that would be perfect for traveling from shop to shop. I'm lucky to have the gallery and customers coming to me but I need to be here for them too or things get screwy. I wish I could get another artist here who could work and run the gallery too. It's so hard to find people who can make a living from their work.

I could rent out the gallery and let the tenants sell my work I guess if I wanted to travel. I can't afford to travel and keep the place open it needs to be one or the other. Maybe Nov. And March-April would be a good time to close because it's slow here. I like the idea of having more carvers here working in the Summer too.

Who's open for artist's visiting and who's looking to travel? We should get something going!

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Joined: July 26th, 2014, 8:55 pm

November 1st, 2014, 3:15 pm #9

If you are uninspired in your work maybe you should work in another medium for a while. Poetry, painting whatever you're into. Come down to the city for a while. Williamsburg, Brooklyn is happening right now, plenty of energy to go around and plenty of hot young muses!
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Joined: March 18th, 2009, 2:22 am

November 1st, 2014, 4:00 pm #10

if he will add spirituality to his art I think great success will happen , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaxIUxn63bs he can work in any medium but he needs to install the creator without this dimension his art is like a cake with no icing . I hope he could go to nyc and attend synogoge and have a rabbi bless him maybe attend a holiness church and have them speak in unknown tongues over his bald head or be baptized in a icy cold creek by a Baptist preacher .
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