Unfolding Image

Do you too carry a tension between placing your bum-to-seat, setting to work, and that of placing yourself in the proximity to your inspiration and allowing your work to unfold? I find there is a place for both in creativity.

View the full resolution of Arbutus Puzzle here .

Like the image Arbutus Puzzle, the beauty and strength is in the over and under of the creative tension between purpose and approach.

What pulls this working tension into creative bliss is the certainty of what is not yet know. With either approach, I must show up – fully. I must be ready to set aside other distractions, and other thought processes. Yet, the cast-aside thoughts and emotions will appear deep in the images that are captured or created. They are the under workings of my muse. In that I trust.

Today is a bum-to-seat morning. I am clearing my painting table in the studio to paint when daylight comes.

[Updated 11:23 am PST with progress from inside the studio]

Many times in the creative process it is not about getting “it right” but rather about “getting it started.”

This afternoon I shall place myself under the trees be they wet or dry and allow the images to call me forth.

Sprout Question: What is your approach to an unfolding image today?

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