In my soul searching I have come to a deeper understanding of some of the fundamentals regarding my creative journey. The process of art is observation. Technical knowledge does not overrule observation at a conscious level. Mindful seeing. The view is both internal, and external, microcosm, macrocosm, as it is within, … Continue Reading ››
Take time ... to notice the beauty which is all around you. When snapping this shot, I was unaware of the multicoloured rays pouring down from the sun.How many other things slip by unnoticed when we are deeply preoccupied and/or do not have … Continue Reading ››
Creative ProcessWhat are the stages of the creative process? Many models exist to illustrate the process which goes on during the act of creativity. The one I am most familiar with is the Wallas Model.
Another model which expands further on the process is by Robert Fritz.
Preparation Incubation Illumination Verification
Conception Vision Current … Continue Reading ››
Not so long ago, I had no idea what long handled brushes were for. Hadn't given it a second thought, until I saw a thread on an artist's forum discussing the attributes of long handled brushes, I thought I would give them a whirl, in spite of the fact that someone involved in the discussion, … Continue Reading ››
A few days ago, I posted a quote by Joseph Campbell, about a quote by Nietzsche. The concept of the Cosmic Dancer fascinated me, when I first read it. As an artist, I identified the feelings I have had about my own art, and how it fits in the grand scheme of things. Particularly, the … Continue Reading ››