Tonight marked the close of my Spring Break before heading back to work tomorrow. I went to my local burger joint, 67 Burger, to nosh on some sweet potato fries and doodle out my anxiety. I worry too much when it comes to work so I have to have my outlets. I didn’t travel to some distant land this year but I got to pursue my artistic endeavors.
Besides visiting cafes or restaurants to doodle, I love dabbling in photography. I entered into competitions. Figured out how to transfer my photos onto a CD; how to write an Artist’s Statement; how to price some of my work; and how to find competitions. I dedicated some time to navigating this crazy social networking madness through Twitter (I am light-years behind everyone else on this). All of it was interesting but it exhausted me. I took lots of naps over the past couple of days.
I realized that it’s important to step away from the social networking, the internet, the competitions, and even my own artistic endeavors for a while. Went for a walk. Not too far away, there is one of Swoon’s artwork wheat-pasted on the side of an old Brownstone.
Funny, I’m sure she never imagined that she would go from being a street artist to an international artist with an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Her stuff is there, at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, right now. Here’s a few things that I saw. Look familiar?
She illustrates on cardboard at times. I suppose that ‘canvas’ is a bit sturdier than my napkins. Will have to give it a try one day.
I connected to her work. I’m glad I stepped away from my own work for a while and paid homage to her massive world of doodle. One never knows where they will meet or see their next muse. I felt inspired by it.
So, if you’re in the nabe, put your laptop away. Put your markers down and head over to see her exhibit. Click HERE for details. If you can’t get to Brooklyn, walk around your neighborhood. You never know what you might find.
Found this one on N5th St. in Williamsburg during a bike ride. Have mini-adventures, get inspired, and doodle on, everyone!