Sunday, July 19, 2009

the creative funk and groove


I arrived home from my trip ravenous for painting. Yes between tuesday night and saturday night I finished 8 and 1/2 paintings. I think that is a life record. (4-24x24, 2 10x20, and one 12x12 and 1/2 of a 30x40) I would hit the studio about 7:30pm and paint feverishly till 1:30am when I would make myself go to bed.

I also lost 3 lbs. because I care nothing about food, only getting all these images out of my head and onto canvas. It's hard to know where creativity comes from, what changes almost in an instant and hurls you into a creative storm, There is nothing quite like an intense creative groove. They only come around for me about every year or 2 and they some how change me, define me. Is it the result of some psychic need for catharsis? Why can't it be called out whenever you want it? While I would love to know the whys and hows? I am trying to be content just delve into all the deliciousness of creation and see what comes out the other side.

My new series is off the grid. I still have yet to put them all on my gallery sites but i'll let you know when I do...
1.new series 2. catharsis 3. connection

5 comments:

Becky said...

You are amazing! I wish I had just an ounce of your creativity. :) Can't wait to see what you've painted.

LL said...

LOVE those moods when you just get it done.
NICE WORK...and great photos of the artist with her creations!

Lei said...

You are a force to be reckoned with! I am also anxious to see what direction you're going with your new ideas!

Jenny said...

I'm in a funk and lost my groove.
I'm coming over...

sweetpea said...

3 lbs.? Maybe I should take up painting! :)

LOVE your work!