I baked a cake from scratch this week and in the process, I learned something important about why I love making art. One thing that changes everything for me.
Creativity needs attention but multi-tasking hurts our ability to focus. Our pre-frontal cortex can only work on one thing at a time.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. - Emile Zola Time away is a gift This year, being away for a whole month was a first for both of us. A month changes things, providing distance and perspective. It made me see I was in danger of filling… Continue reading Take Time To Enjoy the Gift
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear. -- Anon A radical shift In our culture, shifting the focus to look for what's strong in our creative work can be a radical idea because we're taught early to find what's wrong and fix it. A few years ago I trained in… Continue reading Focus on what works
If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, would answer you: I am here to live out loud. - Émile Zola Last week, life demanded something new from me. We left the house at sunrise, headed for my husband's knee surgery. It was a day of firsts. First surgery… Continue reading Art at the Speed of Life