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
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify. - Henry David Thoreau Simplify. Sounds so easy but here I am, once again, learning the lessons of simplicity. To ask myself if I really need to do ________(fill in the blank) or is it a distraction? Does this painting need this level of detail or… Continue reading Muse Flash: Simplify