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Do You Suffer From Career Complacency?

June 5, 2012

Last week, Mike, a fellow musician, posted a link to a podcast that talked about career complacency. I’m not one to spend a half hour listening to something online, but I did this time, and I went further to find where the text version was (by Scott Dinsmore), and to see the trailer for a film being made on the subject (“I’m Fine, Thanks”). I encourage everyone who has ever had the thought “I wish I were doing something I love,” or “I wish I could be an artist, musician, dancer, architect, astronaut …” to go and check out these sites.

What is true to your heart? What gives you a creative high? Don’t be content to just float through life, spread your wings and soar! What an amazing world this would be if we all decided to try our best to live our dreams instead of just doing what others tell us is practical and realistic. It’s hard to get out of our daily routine, but I would like to try. How about you?

Here are the sites:  http://liveyourlegend.net/   Read the post:

How Complacency Killed the College Graduate (& the American Dream) + What YOU Can Do

Then go to this site to see the trailer, and maybe donate, to the feature length documentary about complacency called “I’m Fine, Thanks”  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cranktank/im-fine-thanks

 

Painting for Process Not Product

August 25, 2010
Blue Bow, by Tiana, 2010

Blue Bow, watercolour and ink, 4"x6", Tiana 2010

It’s hard to distance oneself from our money driven society, from those unsaid rules that adults cannot play like we did when we were children, but must produce products that will pay our bills. I’ll admit that I have been stuck in this predicament. When your day gets clogged with chores who has time to play just for fun? Lately I have been trying to get back a little of that play time for myself, whether its dragon boating, digging in my garden, or improvising on the piano. For some reason my visual art is a little slower to return to a playful state. In my early 20s I was churning out all sorts of art experiments from collages on recipe cards, to drawing mazes, to making paper pulp and forming it into masks, to writing poetry out of random words cut from magazines. The last few years my art production has focused on examples for teaching, commissions, and a few pieces for shows. Since I don’t have a full time job now, I’ve got the time for fun, for experimentation.  But why, as an adult, is it so hard to let oneself play?

This painting of a boat in Steveston is a quick piece (4 to 5 hours) I did this week. Unfortunately I cannot report that it was done just for fun. There is a call for artists for Richmond’s Cultural Days and that’s what helped me get my paints out. However, it’s creation has spurred me into creative thoughts and hopefully into some fun creative production. Oh to be more carefree and create for the enjoyment of the process instead of always thinking of income potential.

Let’s Begin. 1,2,3…GO!

July 20, 2008

The road to fame begins, the quest has started, we’ve unleashed the hounds, the horses are out of the gate,  the countdown has commenced, I’ve started the engine, now give it some gas, and we’ll be off and running!

Welcome to Tiana Kaczor Fine Arts

This is a place to connect to the creativity that flows out of me. Whether you have come by just to observe, or you plan to purchase, all are welcome. Without you I would be nothing. Well, not nothing, but a lot less. I tend to feed off of others. That’s often where the best creations start. So inspire me with your comments, your project ideas, your links to others. In return I promise to give you the best that I’ve got. Let us learn from one another, create together, and build a path to … well I’m not sure, because we haven’t got there yet, but let’s hope it’s a fun journey.

Artists draw from all areas of life to find inspiration for their creations. In this blog you will not only find information about my specific creative activities in visual art and music, but you will also find comments about anything in my life that I feel will be of interest to others. Politics, literature, entertainment, anything that I come across is fair game.

Every week something new to exhibit, share, sell, or discuss. I hope you will visit me often, and tell your friends! To start off I’ll give you a maze. It seems fitting now to go back to mazes. I have drawn them during times of change in my life. Perhaps I am looking for a new direction, a new path. I have a feeling this will be an exciting one. Am I ready? You bet! 1, 2, 3 . . . GO!

10"x16" ink on paper, 1993

Stars and the City 10"x16" ink on paper, 1993