Have you ever wondered what sort of mysterious happenings take place in the Florida swamp lands? I wonder all the time because one of the things that makes the state of Florida unique is that due to the weather it is the home to a highly diverse and extensive population of plants and animals. Including book fairies who meet in hollowed-out ancient Cypress trees and fill them with books.
Sometimes I plan pieces from beginning to end. Other times I find them while playing and moving my paint brush around the paper.
The new piece “Journey to Water” was a piece I “found” and I slowly tinkered away at it for brief moments at a time.
I keep finding inspiration for color palettes and textures while taking walks by the ocean and the park.
The cure for a creative block for me is:
1. Leaving the house
• This creates opportunities for new experiences that will influence the work in unexpected ways
2. Exploring a new place/more closely observing a familiar place
• Experiencing something new opens up space for new ideas and noticing something new in a familiar place strengthens observation skills that will develop a refined eye for things such as, seeing how light falls on a tree or how grass is made up of infinitely different greens.
3. Physical labor that benefits someone other than myself
• This tires the body and slows down a spinning wheel of thoughts and worries by putting them into perspective and in relation to the bigger picture of life and others’ lives.