Alicia N. Swindell
  • Female
  • Mc Kenzie, TN
  • United States

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Hello fellow artists!

I have always appreciated art, and I've always participated in one form of creative outlet or another through the years. I've done pencil sketches, digital art, pixel art, mixed media, painting, and anything else I could get my hands on. But, I never felt I could call myself an artist until the fall of 2010--when, out-of-the-blue, I started drawing abstracts. I think my art is what helped pull me out of the deepest depression of my life, and I would be lost without it!

 

Find me elsewhere: ANSwindell.com  |  deviantART  |  Facebook  |  Pinterest 

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My Favorite creativity quote by Ira Glass: “What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one [artwork]. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

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At 3:31am on October 21, 2011, Denise Mulligan said…

Thanks for your nice comment!  I like your work too!

Denni

At 12:16pm on October 20, 2011, Dehra McDonald said…
I think you are absolutely right. Someone once told me that the price of a picture depends on what people would give you for it. Why don´t you ask people what they would spend on a picture of yours hypothetically?  (we know in our hearts that we would pay top price and even then it would be like selling a part of us) I tried this and all my friends say that with the recession,  art is the last thing they would buy at the moment!!
At 6:22pm on October 19, 2011, Dehra McDonald said…
I love your work. I too paint for myself but I also make jewellery. I´m thinking of selling some of my stuff (to be able to buy more art supplies) but am really finding it difficult to price my work or get rid of it because I created it for me!!!
At 3:49am on October 17, 2011, Starr White said…
Hi Alicia! I love the colors and movement in your work, and I too really appreciate your sharing the Ira Glass quote.  I am a beginner too and that is really really encouraging.  Thanks for sharing!  BTW, art also helped me overcome a very deep dark depression - seems to be a recurring theme here at TAC.  I'm really glad you found something to pull you out of it too.  I'm glad that we have the opportunity to grow and learn here together!
At 11:41pm on October 16, 2011, Maureen Craddock said…
Alicia , Thanks for the request, I look forward to seeing more of your work!
At 9:37pm on October 14, 2011, Suzanne Vadnais Monson said…
Tank you so much Alicia!
At 12:55pm on October 14, 2011, shalu said…

All of your patterns are beautiful, Alicia.

I love your color combinations, its nice.

At 12:17pm on October 14, 2011, Suzanne Vadnais Monson said…
Thank you for your gift of friendship Alicia. I am so happy to read that your creative explorations have been a healing experience. There is something magical that happens when we begin to express ourselves. Keep opening this door. I see a beautiful splash of color bursting out! Can't wait to see more. ; >

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