I finally finished a piece that has caused me a great deal of angst, then joy. Work on this canvass has been ongoing for over a year. It has been reworked at least three times. Translation: I have said “I hate this!” at least three times. That is the wonderful thing about exploring creative outlets. It is called Woods.
“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” – Albert Einstein
Now is the time for creativity to blossom. We need our arts to relax our inner selves from the pressures of survival. We need creative thinking en mass.
We need inspiration. We need to be stirred by music, joined through literature.
Now more than ever, we need to be soothed and caressed through objects we make, objects that delight and surprise, objects that cause us to contemplate our existence.
These are worthy enterprises.