Creative License: In the studio with Elaine Weiner
Welcome to "The Muse's Corner..." (9 November 2012)
As artists, most of us are thinkers--as well as doers. I love to write and have been involved in creative writing and poetry since my youth. As an adult, I have continued to write creatively..., but often I do not have the time or energy to put pen to paper--or in this case: fingers to keyboard. My art takes all of my time beyond the necessary activities of my life and job. Consequently, although my mind continues to work overtime, I seldom record my thoughts...letting them merely fly through my consciousness and be gone. Some thoughts (prophetic or otherwise) are scribbled in my many sketchbooks, but most could not be deciphered--much less formed into meaningful prose. I would like to change that with this blog--using it as a way to document my thinking as I move forward in my artistic evolution.
I hope you enjoy reading this and future posts. My goal is to post at least once a month. Although I cannot promise great poetry or prophetic writings, I do promise to be authentic. My intent is for these posts to be "non-denominational" and global. This blog is about ideas and art and artistic--creative--expression. Posts will focus on art, life, thoughts, ideas, feelings, and the search for understanding and fulfillment. I invite you to read and comment. I hope you are sometimes touched and always challenged in a good way.
To start, here is a question for you:
Who or what inspires your creation and/or creative energy? Do you have a muse?
I recently gave this a lot of thought, and my answer to the above question follows.
Other painters and other works inspire me..., but Van Gogh will always be my first love. He continues to inspire and touch my work.
Yours in art,