Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In the Studio

I heard this quote today from author Madeleine L"Engle: "Inspiration comes during writing not before." 

As I thought about it, this applies to artists as well: inspiration comes during the painting, drawing, printing, sculpting etc. not before. 

This happens to me often. As I enter the studio I really have nothing specific in mind to create, but as soon as a color or mark is down on the surface, I am "inspired" to add another color or mark. Each one builds on the next, and soon a composition appears, and I say, "Wow, looked what happened."

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