So what is FINDING FLOW? That certainly can be a tough question for any artist or anyone in the creative industry to answer. I am sure it is a different feeling for everyone, what works or doesn’t for some artists could be the opposite for others. It can be a crazy! A world of ups and downs.
For me it is a wave, a surge of energy. A big ball of energy that rises up out of the darkness. It can be a force to be reckoned with, though when I am one with it, when I have harnessed the new wave, there is nothing else. The creative juices just ooze from me. I feel and see things in a different light and a new way. It feels amazing!
In that moment/ there is no space for the every day duties of life, even food and toilet breaks go out the window. Everything becomes still, no distractions, just the moment and what I am creating. There is paint and there are brushes, yet they are not even there. Everything is connected, I am equal, I am one with the Universal energy. Certainly an addictive situation to be in for any artist.
It is like a bubble that I can coax, can ride it and stay with it, as long as I can. However, the moment my head wanders, a distraction, an interruption and I might take a different direction. The FLOW will POP! And I am done…
I can just hope whatever I was working on had been captured or I have stored it away in my mind. As the energy fades away, though, I can be on a new a new path. Hopefully for the better, though it can lead to a world of destruction, craving to get that feeling back, finish that artwork.
And sometimes I sit, high and dry, floundering on the rocks of bewilderment, waiting, begging for that new flow to come through.
An artist’s LIFE!
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*Note this Artwork is included in the ‘RISE UP’ Exhibition held at the Solitude Art Gallery – 30th August to 28th September.
This Artwork may be purchased during this time online or in the Showroom, though it will not be couriered to your destination until the completion of the Exhibition. Thank you for your understanding