I am so lucky to live on a rainforest block with the sounds of nature surrounding my 'art space' but these last few months I haven't been feeling very creative or inspired. I am hoping this is due to the need for a break. I am going on a respite holiday to Brisbane for 27 days in October - as carer for mum who had a stroke 11 years ago I don't get away very often so am looking forward to the change of scene. When I return refreshed I'm hoping for an explosion of creativity!
I was thinking back to a silk painting workshop in 2008 here in Cooktown. It was run by Waratah Nicholls who is well know locally for her vibrant and inspiring silk
paintings. In her class I managed to do the silk below. I haven't done any since as it'd mean starting with new art supplies in a whole new medium but I enjoyed the free flow of the fabric dyes through the silk and the dyes blending to create some amazing colours. I gave this one away to someone from NZ who admired it. http://cooktownart.com.au/waratah_nicholls.html
Now I am wondering how I again find the fun and freedom that creating usually brings. I have so many ideas in my head but need to turn them into reality. Does anyone else struggle when looking to get started after a lull in creativity. I know it is worth the effort. The complete absorption when time seems to pass much
more quickly and you feel so involved in what you're doing that you become oblivious to anything else.
I think that everyone is capable of tapping into his or her creativity. We all have imagination and just need to let it roam and be receptive. At time this can be easier said than done. Sometimes life gets in the way. The muse is lost. Has this ever happened to you?
I think our unconscious mind is more suited to creative leaps than our conscious mind. The mind imagery of our senses can be so amazing. To translate this and transform it into action is the trick!
This Houshold Topography Photo Challenge about taking things out of their ordinary context and
creating a new vision of them is a great way of making the familiar strange and opening us to a fresh approach to things. I enjoyed the challenge and did get a small spark of my creativity back! Thanks!