Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Lately I've been on the trail to find some new inspiration for my painting. It was a very circular trail I found. I've learned inspiration is out there all around us. But you can't buy, beg, borrow or gain it "out there". Inspiration is already present when you pick up the brush or show up to paint. You might pause, wait and watch for a while before actually putting on the first colors.

I've always been interested in creativity and inspiration and read many books on these topics. I've also read advice from other artists who say just show up and let the work begin. Some how that seemed too easy. But maybe it is the best way and I just need to get out of my own way and start!

Here's a quote from Jack London: "You cannot wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club". Or maybe not?