Tuesday, February 1, 2011

thoughts on creativity

...i found i had to give up my idea of what a painting should be: portraying a beautiful scene in a pleasing way. instead, it is about the alive act of moment by moment listening to the flashes of thought at the periphery of perception, and responding in color and form...creativity is a process...it takes practice and intuition...it is full of surprises and discovery and cannot be known ahead of time.

-natalie goldberg (b. 1948)

6 comments:

Beverly Keaton Smith said...

i love this Stacy. Great quote and you made the quote come alive with your art.

LauraX said...

LOVE this !!! both Natalie's quote and your stunning painting...the colors are indeed alive!

Kate Jobe said...

Wonderful! Wonderful! Womderful! Such a perfect quote and perfect art to represent it...the power of symbolic art often sepaks louder and more profoundly than the literal

Daisy Yellow said...

Stacy, The quote and your luscious abstract artwork work together magically. Lovely!!!

Kel said...

letting go of what believe to allow what is actually true to surface

i see that in your painting

Stretching My Imagination said...

I love the way you captured the sense of light in the center of the picture. It really does pop and glow from "inside" within all the colors.