09 March 2011

what do you see?

It was a long day today. Nothing bad, nothing out of the ordinary. Just seemed to stretch on for longer then it really was.

I came home and after pushing some things around in the mail pile, I wandered into my studio.

I flipped open my laptop and played this song:

I stood in front of my print table where I left a piece of white fabric the last time I was working in there. I planned to start a new project on Sunday and got interrupted and never got a chance to go back to it.

The music filled the room and I stared down that white piece of fabric. I didn't really have the energy to work on it but I studied it. The emptiness. The vast possibility that it had. Some people fear the blank slate.

I think its quite possibly the most exciting thing on the planet.

I wondered what passes through other artists' minds when they begin?

Do you feel excited? Empowered? Fearful? Tentative?

Or do you feel like you can conquer the world?

Even though I didn't work in the time I was in my studio tonight, I listened to that song and let myself fall into that unprinted fabric; knowing that this was my santctuary, the place where everything converged into perfect sense and harmony.


Approachable Art said...

I love the "blank page" moments of creating art. When I look at a white piece of paper or fabric, I'm like you- all I see are possibilities.

Bonita Rose said...

I feel the same way. I love the feeling I have when I'm just about to start. Nothing like it. xo

Lesley Riley said...

Powerful song! That's the kind of music I like to listen to in the studio, it moves you on a different level, connects with my own creativity.

I LVOE a blank canvas. All I see are possibilities and beginnings.

Lesley Riley said...

I CAN spell. I just can't proofread.