Monday, October 3, 2011

Where has the time's October already. One BIG fall storm is upon us as I write this, and the wind and waves outside the window leave me in awe of nature. Too bad it's dark outside, but I think this is supposed to last a couple of days, so tomorrow morning I may see more of the rage.
Painting, anyone? I think of all the artists around me who are in the middle of their processes-digging deep inside and dragging up all kinds of ideas that were so far down that they thought they were safe there. NOPE. That's what it's like to be alone with yourself when you're creating (at least for me). It doesn't just happen. You have to make it happen... with attention and patience. Also, you just have to LET it happen. I find that music helps...all kinds of music, depending on my mood and where I am in the process of the projects at hand. If I am totally present with myself, not somewhere else, listening and keeping still, I will talk myself into all kinds of solutions. It's exciting. It's what keeps me coming back to the studio and the paints. I have been away tooooo long, and now that the days are shortening and getting rough, I am soon going to hide out in my own space, with my own company, and see what I find.

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