Monday, October 14, 2013

Creating Ideas

     When coming up with a good idea I typically like to sit down and just think. I think about my topic and everything the branches out from it. I then begin to write it all down while the connections are still hot in my head. And from there I begin to form ideas. It's a really simple process that helps me a lot.
     To me a good idea is something that is creative and makes sense. However, what makes sense to me doesn't necessarily make sense to other people. A good idea has substance and structure in the way that it is formed. I think this works well for practical things. But in life and in those impractical moments a good idea is a spur of the moment thing. It just comes, doesn't take much thinking or focus, it flows into the creator and then it is acted upon.
     I believe parts of my process are like as James Webb describe. If I'm really trying to I think a lot about the relationships and connections that are forming. That for me is the best way I come up with ideas in costumes.Other times I've learned that you can think too much and a good idea can go sour from the wait. So while I do sit down and think and write I mainly do that for things of a greater importance, like an English paper. In my everyday life I don't think to much and I just do more. That is how a good idea becomes a great one.
     I wouldn't change the way I come up with good ideas. I have my own personal system that works best for me.
     My idea for my DMA project is the I will create a website that focuses in on a different decade in clothing every week. I came up with it out of the blue. As a costumer I have a love for clothes and I love history. So I just put the two together and like magic it woks. I think I might do two decades a week to fit it all in. I will start with 1900's and 1910. I find that the most contrast in styles happened in the 20th Century so I want to explore that in blog form.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Lets talk New-Media

...So new-media....

     It's safe to say that I really don't like new digital media. Period. I feel it takes art away from its root. The cavemen did not sit there in their caves on the computer creating "art". Granted they didn't have computers back then but I don't think that's an excuse. I feel that the world is becoming too depended on media and technology and now people are trying to suck art into the black hole that is new media. It is not OK. Art is not meant to be taken away from the hand. It is that of the creators hand that touches the physical work that helps make art what it is.
     Technology has already taken over so much of our world it can not take art too. Everything our world has been built on is slowing being destroyed but media. Books where once a peoples most prized possessions and then are now becoming nothing more than an electronic thing. A thing that forces people to burn their eyes out as they stare at a screen reading words from authors that never would have thought it would come to this.The same can not happen to art. One can not paint a masterpiece on Microsoft Paint. It's not right. The artists of past centuries did not work their entire lives passing on everything they know for it to suddenly stop with our generation and be lost forever. No, true artists everywhere will not fall into the digital media trap. They know that true art can never come solely from a machine.

   My views on digital media remain the same even after researching digital media "artists". I mainly focused on the works of Banksy. I enjoy who Banksy is and I enjoy his art work. I consider him to be a artist because of the nature of his work and how it hits home with me. Wikipedia, which is quite possibly one of the most unreliable sources ever, stated that they thought he might use all computer generated pictures for his stencils. This is a statement that I don't entirely agree with. Just because he uses stencils does not mean that all of his work is done using digital media. Mainly because no other part of his work ties into digital media. Other than that, I have high respect of Banksy and his work.

     A DIY digital media thingy could be created would be digital costume making.