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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