“Every young person grows up with an overwhelming sense of possibility, and how life, in some ways, is just a series of incidents in which that possibility is enlarged or smacked out of you. How you adapt is your choice.” Twyla Tharp in her book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life (pg. 77)
I’m reflecting on how important it is to recover that childlike feeling… the innocence of thinking up ideas and seeing the possibility, rather than being afraid and “correcting” yourself… to follow the whim to the ideas.
I’m in the middle of a couple paintings right now and I will wait to show them to you. I had a break-through with one of my watercolor paintings with technique and that was really exciting! When this happens, the soul is fed the fuel that makes it easy to move forward. By now I know that you can increase the happening of these moments by working every day. It’s that blip in time… in your thoughts where you think: “What if?”… and you follow that whim to see where it goes. You have to pay attention when that moment happens.
I hope that you’ll come back and see the results.