Friday Affirmations — Shifting

Shifting moves energy into new directions —

Playing around with scraps of leftovers on my work desk and moving the pieces in random fashion while taking Instagram shots led me to a whole new way of looking at work and how I can push it in a new direction simply by shifting my thoughts. I really enjoyed the exercise of stretching collage in a digital way and seeing what showed up.  It gave me a whole new way of looking at building a piece and became joy in and of itself.  What makes you think, what happens when you shift?  Left, right, up, down becoming something other….


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15 Responses to “Friday Affirmations — Shifting”

  1. lyle baxter December 14, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    looks interesting! changing the way you look at things can be interesting in other things as well! I wish the govt. would get together and change how they are seeing theCliff! happy friday!

  2. Jessica Sporn December 14, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    I also find that when I look at a photograph of my work, I see it very differently. In Flora Bowley’s class, we were encouraged to rotate the canvas every time we felt stuck, or just periodically, and look at it from a different perspective. It really shifts how you see it. great post!

  3. Carolyn Dube December 14, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    This is a must do for me! What a great way to get the creativity moving and shifting- esp. when holiday stress gets its hands on me!! I wish I lived closer to you- we’d have such fun in your studio!

  4. Bleubeard and Elizabeth December 14, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    What incredible beauty you create when you shift your thinking. Most impressive!! As always, I’m in awe of your art and your THINKING!!

  5. Lynn December 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Love these! So pretty! I’m always so straight up and down/cut-n-dry, I was thinking I need to give things a bit of a turn or a twist. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Lisa Graham December 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    I love this idea and what you’ve done with your colorful things here is beautiful. I saw Pam Carriker do a video series a while back where she made photo copies of various art works and then cut up the copies and reassembled them to make new pieces…gluing, painting, drawing over…it’s really a cool thing to do. Perhaps I shall give it a go after seeing your different lovelies here. xo

  7. annie! December 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Our universe is FULL of endless, ENDLESS possibilities!

  8. Marilyn J. Rock December 14, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    I just love how your colors all come together and the patterns – just really awesome. I find by shifting things, I do see different things and often helps me when I’m not particularly happy with a direction a piece is taking me.

    Hugs, Marilyn

  9. Jo Murray December 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    These are just great images.

  10. Emma December 14, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    I made some more felt today, half way thru 2 colors I cut it into strips, shifted up & down, left & right & felted it back together again 😉

  11. Judy Shea December 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    Oh Corrine… great shifting going on. Love all the stages you have here. Each and every one is it’s own collage art piece. J

  12. Katie December 15, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    Looks fabulous and interesting. It is fun to shift gears and perspectives and see what transpires.

  13. Chris December 16, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    This is definitely a real thing. Perspective is often SO much of any equation. And it keeps us young!

    I love these, and I would cover my whole office with some of them.

  14. Terrie -Creative Explorer December 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    What a great idea – I can’t believe I haven’t tried this…..although I’m a little afraid I’ll end up planted in front of my computer instead of painting, gluing, stitching, doodling – all things I ALSO love to do. How in the hell are we supposed to do it all??? 🙂 I’ll add it to the ever growing list of inspirational ideas you’ve given me. (still want to try a spiral book too!) (and 40 days)

  15. Janice December 17, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    These compositions are lovely. Sometimes when I want to shift my thinking I do something physical, like stand, sit, dance, move my work to a new area…the list goes on and on. I find that a shift in position often leads to a shift in thinking.

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