Monday, February 13, 2012
"My heart is buoyant in the unconditional love of God." To many, the unconditional love of God sounds like an oxymoron when bad things happen. Unfortunately, we also have an enemy of our soul that seeks to kill, steal, and destroy. The love of God is there to catch us and hold us during those times. God is our friend.
There are days when wonderful things happen in the studio. I am sure you can recall a few of those yourself and you wonder why it is such hard work to bring a piece together and on other days it just seems to happen. Such was the case with this piece. And I cannot talk enough about how wonderful it is to work by responding intuitively to a spontaneous process. For instance, this quote would not have happened unless the piece happened first. I would strongly encourage any artist to work this way, even once.
This is precisely why gestural writing and erratic lines and marks are so compelling. They have energy, passion, and seem to have happened with no effort. And that is where the illusion that it all happens effortlessly begins and ends. It is and always will be the day after day going to the studio and practicing these skills over and over again. To quote myself from another posting..."Everything is difficult before it is easy." Repetition really is the name of the game. Just something else to think about.