Always wondering why an artist is inspired one day and not the other. I have days when I could just create one thing after the other and it keeps coming. I often have to stop everything I am doing to go with the flow and let my imagination, creativity flow because it’s time. I am compulsive and very often 100% into what I am doing and find it very difficult to stop, but it really is very crucial to listen to the still small voice of the spirit and go with that. I find that I am inspired by God of all creation and His imagination is limitless. If I stay tuned to the source I should never run out of ideas. I need to always be aware of my surroundings, aware of the sounds and waves around me and to not miss a beat. This morning I couldn’t sleep and just had a frustrating night and got out of bed early. I looked out through the dripping wet windows and saw two deer in the back of my house. I was so excited, because this summer I have wondered where they all went and here they were, beautiful and gracious. It made my day!
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery (St Exupery is from my home town – Lyon France)
I love this quote as it speak of the unseen. It speaks of the future, of creativity and seeing with the eyes of the heart – the source we need to draw from.
I love food and this photo is from our trip to China a few years back. The feast is prepared with all the ingredients, colors and tastes and all we have to do is just sit and enjoy! It’s the same with letting our imagination flow. If we wait for the meal to be cold or old, it will not taste good and won’t be a memorable experience. If we eat it while it’s warm and fresh it will be tasty and wonderful. We have to partake of what’s presented to us at the time it is served and use every bit of it to create our newest piece of art.
It’s all about going with the flow…………