Friday, December 21, 2007

the artist takes a new step

"the action of and"
mixed media collage on cardboard panel
gregory a milinovich

it has been somewhat of a long journey, but i have finally gotten comfortable with the idea of thinking of myself as an artist. for so long that seemed so pretentious, and while i don't want to lose that sense of humility, i have also learned to accept that it is ok to think of myself as an artist. that was hard enough. and now i have taken a new step.

we read an article in our local paper recently about a local art gallery that is online only and features artists from our area. under shannon's encouragement, i called the people who run the gallery, not really thinking that it would go anywhere. they asked to see some of my work, which i sent to them. nothing really happened for awhile, but a couple of weeks ago i heard back from them that they were interested in including my work in their gallery. while this may not seem like a very big deal to many of you, it is an important step on this journey for me.

and so i am excited to share with you that you can view 18 of my collages at art locals only. once you get there just click on 'artist page' and then scroll to the bottom and click on my name. the weirdest part of all is that they are for sale at this gallery, so i had to put a price on them! i have no idea how to judge the value or worth of a piece of art that i've created, so that was an interesting experience. still, i am excited about this new leg of my journey as an artist. i hope you'll take the time to visit the site and tell me what you think.

peace,
greg

9 comments:

mego said...

Greg this is really cool. I think I remember telling you YEARS ago that people would buy your art - glad you had the encouragement to pursue it!
Is it hard to think of parting with your creations? I know you give them away but this is different...
If you become famous I promise not to see the two that I have on ebay!

Crafty P said...

excellent!

way to step out of your box and embrace your creative gift. that is a huge step, putting your art "out there" for all to see (and buy!).

megan- you crack me up! I just read your comment about selling his art on ebay. too funny! I would never do that... too sentimental.

anyway, I can't wait to stop by and see your art... for now, my bed is calling me to come in and sleep!

cathyq said...

finally.

renee said...

Hi Greg! I've been meaning to post a comment on your blog for awhile now, and love the way you write. You're not only a talented artist but a talented writer! Love your home at Christmastime too!!

Eric said...

Greg, congratulations, that is so cool.

Often I think that being an artist is a state of mind, rather than a social status or title. Maybe it's not about thinking or creating a certain way, but just thinking or creating? So then what I think is the toughest part is putting that idea, or creation, out there for other people to see. For other people to criticize, or appreciate, to buy or to ignore... to put our thoughts, creations, and passions for others to see and be left so vulnerable.

Anyway, you can tell it's getting late because I ramble and philosophize. Congratulations, and thank you for taking that step and presenting your art for everyone to see.

peace,

Eric

mego said...

totally meant to say "sell" rather than "see" - but i wouldn't see them on ebay if i wasn't selling them so it all works out eventually!

Mary said...

Brother! I'm so proud of you!!! how cool is it to see your artwork for sale online! i love what you picked...which was probably hard to decide which ones to put on...and i might have dabbled around on the website at the other artists...and i (in the most unbiased way possible) love your artwork 100% more than the rest :) your prices are better than the other artists too!

i love you :) congrats!

pete said...

DUDE! That's a HUGE deal! Congratulations!

And seriously, one of these days I'll get something recorded that you can collage to.

Redbank Billy said...

Nice work man, Awesome!!!!!