Artisan, Artist, Folk Art, Fine...

Artisan, artist
Folk art, fine
Which is the path
that I'll call mine?

One day I was driving to visit an antique folk art doll, and on the drive there I was thinking about paths I'm taking as an artist. I made up the ditty above on the drive. I like to sing and write, too.

I have two artists in me - maybe more than two -  the one that enjoys folk art craft and then the person who likes to smear the paint around in a fine art way. For the longest time I felt like one negated the other but I'm beginning to realize I might be able to let them both live ;-) Both these paths are mine, and one informs the other. But it would be really interesting to find a way to integrate them. This is a good kind of problem.

Beautiful art tiles can be found at Dovetail Antiques. 

1 comment:

Maureen said...

Ahhh Dixie I have the same challenge. Like you I love folk art and enjoy the challenge of making fine art. I think there is away to combine them. I have made that one of my artistic goals. Time will tell if it happens.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden