Haven't bogged in a while. I've been working on another blog about nutrition, but so far its all on paper and hasn't made it to computer land.
Spring is here and it has put a "spring" into my step and pushed the winter depression far, far away from my mind. Lately I've been focusing intently on school, thinking about future plans, running, and doing a little art here and there. My passion for art mainly has been on the cartoons that I do, but recently I've fallen in love with the canvas. I've found a place in my painting that I finally feel comfortable in. Its a style that I finally feel comfortable in and that I can say, "Yeah, I painted that." rather than hiding it in a closet and being embarrassed about it.
I've always thought I was more inclined towards straight lines and squares, but as it turns out, I love circles. I love the fluidity of drawing them. I get a weird satisfaction of drawing the perfect circle. The circle is symbolic of so many things. Really, you can make a circle mean anything...
A while ago, someone told me that he considered my other paintings to be erotic. I was dumbfounded by this comment because my nudes were always self portraits of myself and in no way sexual. They were a way of being free in my body that I could not be in my real life and, to me, were filled with sadness. Regret. Inhibition. Self-loathing. http://bozena.typepad.com/canvases/
Interpretation is an interesting thing.
I think I want to be a bit more vague in my art now. Retract into myself is something that I do well when exposed. So, circles it is for the time being.