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: Ilsa Elford Artist

12-15-2017, 05:02 AM
Hello. i am a painter and specialize in work that tells a story or has something to say whether that is social comment or a simple observation on the good things in life. i have joined this forum to speak with other artists and share a few of our struggle coz its a difficult choice to dedicate your life to something which consumes so much of you at times. here because now is one of those lost times. i bet im not the only one. Im talking coz im not working. im not famous and not making a proper living out of my art but for the most part that does not bother me. my work is important to me . it is the essence of who i am but i have recently fallen in love and simply cant paint. my mind is completely blank of ideas that are not about my girlfriend and my urge to document everything i see as important has only one focus. ok fine thats what artists do but my girlfriend and my relationship is not for sale. has anyone else experienced this and does it pass as the relationship gets older. should i just go with it and exept that i just need to paint what comes to me. without my work what am i

12-15-2017, 05:26 AM
Hi Ilsa,

With me it is the other way around usually. However I'm into art for only a few months at this point in time I have a history of tinkering and life hacking and whenever I'm in love streams of ideas flow out of me, I have found that love itself is highly inspiring.

I can definately see where you are coming from as I also havent got any true ambition besides living my life and enjoying the things I create most, valuing it over luxury anyway. To complement that, the thing I dread most is what I used to do for many years, nine to five jobs with the more than occasional late hour regimes while eating and sleeping at a minimal and repeating that over and over again. To me that is the metaphorical equivalent of death itself, something I dont ever wish to go back to.

So yes, I think I hear ya :smile:


12-15-2017, 05:36 AM
this might not be the right place for this type of discussion. having looked at other topics its all about skills and hints. any suggestions for a chat if not here.

12-15-2017, 05:45 AM
indeed. artistic types just are not made that way. i am kinda painting our relationship though. i just dont know if i should. its a new one on me it really is. i normally paint more too. like look what i can do or to impress them or something but they are not usually in the paintings. Thanks for getting back to me. its appreciated

12-15-2017, 05:56 AM
Your welcome. I have sent you a personal message, its in your inbox.