I’ve only been doing this blogging thing for a little over a month. Even though it is early days, sometimes I sit down with no idea of what to write. On those days, the first step for me is to cruise around Etsy to see what captures my attention. Sometimes that can take a while. There is plenty great work out there but finding something that really sparks a topic for me is where the time comes in. Other times, thankfully, it is just too easy — today was one of those days.
Temi’s work brings to mind my favorite phase of working on a drawing or a painting. I don’t know if anyone else can relate to this but, whenever I am working on a piece of art, there is a point when I know I’ve got it. A point at which I know I own the piece — it and I are communing perfectly. It is usually the point that I have the mechanics of the piece down and I am simply listening and responding to what the piece wants in order to be fully actualized. It is where it becomes stylized, decorated, detailed — when it becomes itself. Temi’s work has that vibe for me. I feel as if I can see that there was a point at which she listened the piece and allowed it have all the elements it requested.