I've been reading and rereading your comments on this post and thinking about all the good wisdom you shared with me and all of us, really. This has spawned quite a few blog post ideas as I want to share my thoughts with you.
First of all, I was reminded by you that this is a creative journey. Not a destination. It is a becoming, which implies movement. I've been so focused on the end result, the paintings I create (and don't create right now), that I was missing the deliciousness of the whole process.
Painting is so new to me that for some reason I didn't realize that it also has a rhythm to it, just like the rest of my life. I've gotten used to most things coming to me in waves, like the high and low tides I see at the ocean.
And when it's low tide, I'm never afraid that the high tide will be forever gone. I know it's coming again. The same, I take it from your experiences, is true for the creative muse.
You've also reminded me that this is bigger than just cranking out paintings. This is my life. I am expressing all of me in this art and, again, the ebb and flow of all of life will be present in my
Now that I 'm writing about it, it seems so obvious. Thank you for pointing it out to me. So, forward I march, simply being me - whether I paint today or not. All of life is art really, isn't it? And how we live it makes us an artist, not just if we can paint on a canvas.
What do you think?
(I took all photos on a beach outing on Tybee Island a few days ago. Click here to see Daniel's finished sketch. It's really beautiful!)