November 19, 2008

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One of my favorite books, The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp, delves into how we approach the creative process; specifically how we locate, organize, condense and compile the multitude of things that touch, affect and inspires us each day. Take the scene above. I was stunned at how the dark figure stood out against the light. It grabbed my attention and I could only hope to capture how I felt about the gesture, the light, the mood created by the surrounding dark. Pure magic!!! Getting out and taking photos like this sparks my imagination and offers instant inspiration and enthusiasm for future projects. My friend Diane goes out and sketches from life. What process do YOU find energizing to kickstart your creativity?
"To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts"...Henry David Thoreau

2 comments:

Diane said...

I just mentioned your blog today on mine... Thanks for mentioning me... I want to get that book ... sounds interesting.. Diane

Tracy said...

I find actually slopping around in the paintitself invigorates me and spurs more.

Thanks for the interesting food for thought!