Creative people will search for inspiration through many sources including other artists but in the end it is who we are that needs to shine through in our work. By going back to the basics, to drawing on our own backyard, we will find our souls’ creative destiny. To be passionate requires faith, and this is the glue that will hold us together, for in us all beats a heart that not only loves the living elixir of life, the richest reddest blood, but the act of creation.
It is important in finding the way to be led by a greater love. In looking for answers we may be spun in many directions and just as water finds it own level we also find, through repetitive signs, a clear direction. All passionate artists are lead to search for their marks, to then place the beating of their own hearts on paper, canvas or clay. This is to trust the spiritual connection we have to life and not the words of mere men; the critics and the art experts but the words of the heart.
Just as the leaf falling on turbid waters is tossed about by the eddy and flow, its destination arrives in time. To go with the creative flow is to trust our own judgement, for to follow another’s way is to get caught in a side stream and never be free. If feeling blocked use this break to research and grow. It is enlightening to understand that block is actually change waiting to happen.
Below some new paintings fresh from the studio. Find more of my work on the ArtClique website