The seasons of creative expression
There are equal opposites in every part of life that flavor and sweeten each other with the anticipation of the change. For what would the coming of autumn be without the memory of spring?
Thusly, there are seasons in the life of an artist. Creative expression needs fallow times to muddle on ideas, to dissect past works and imagine new possibilities…to lube up the internal engine with the combustive energy that the composting process creates to be in good working order for when the rush of out-put takes over.
Take in to be put out, retreat to advance, replenish for rebirth.
I have been in this internalized “fallow” place for sometime now aware that I have been absent from this blog. I have been muddling on new series of artwork, new creative directions and in essence remolding my artistic life itself. And how interesting this process is because an artist thinks with his hands! Whether it be sketched-out studies, or word plays, or tending a garden, the simple act of staying in motion lets the thoughts flow…
Part of what I am thinking about is this blog. When I started this to catalog my creative expressions and showcase my artwork, my buddy Lynn said that this was a big commitment (and I value her insights) and then those blogging Gods say you are failure unless you post regularly. These seem to be the facts. However, the creative process does not work like that and it’s a big assumption that you will even be in the least bit interested. I love the creative process of writing and photographing and composing posts but do you even care??
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