Lately I find myself very easily distracted by all kind of thoughts, smartphoneshit and whatever comes around. What I miss because of that is time to create deeply from the core. I miss ‘listening to the Muze’. The Muze, at least my muze, is a voice inside of me that wispers her instructions very softly. So I have to be quit and concentrated to be able to hear her when she says for example: ‘take the red, put a line there, now work on big paper.’
Making art becomes much more easy with her by my side. Much more fun also, because her ideas and suggestions are usually different than my ‘own’ thoughts around art. And they are better also, so I have learned.
This morning I managed to get up a little bit earlier, put out my phone and just went for the paper and paint. And then, after a while I could hear my Muze again. ‘Princess Carmine” above was created under her guidance. Thank you!
Today I made this tower. It is almost night. You can see the sun standing low. Sometimes I dream about creating in a tower. All day long I will make one piece of art after the other. Then… when the day is almost over and the sun is turning red I will take all the art I made and climb the stairs towards the tower roof. Standing there, enjoying the view and the fresh air, I set all my art free to soar on the winds and find its proper owners…
Kandinsky teaches me about abstract art, Paul Klee about how to keep my art playful and Corita Kent teaches about making art with a message. And Hundertwasser… that is just too much to mention here. Thank you, dear inspirators!
Today I was working on this drawing/painting. I’ve already worked on it a lot on various occasions. But I never really liked the way it turned out. The only part I really liked was the part on the above right side. Since I kept wresting with the whole thing today once again, I decided to keep only that part and just paint away the rest. Now it is talking to me again. Not finished, I think, but we’re back on track together.
Maybe the proces of this piece of art is telling me that it is okay to be radical sometimes, that it is okay to cut things out of my life that don’t work or that I don’t like.