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Creating is like Love

Creating is like love.  You can envelope yourself within your paper or you can love it from afar.  A drawing can be a simple sketch, like date or it can be a dance for two.  I draw for the interaction of thinking, feeling and acting at the same time, in the exact way I approach an instrument.  I like to feel what the fingers will do.  Sometimes the gesture is gentle and loving and sometimes is craves for power and striking into a searing call.  Sometimes it just wants to rhythmically be.  Sometimes it’s passionate or quirky and experimental.  Although this dance changes each and every day into something new and fun… some things always remain the same… the journey of a blank piece of paper and me.  All I have to do is show up for the creative hello and play time.  If I’m lucky the drawing will kiss me back with a thank you.

As for today’s drawing… I started this a few days ago with an outline. I still have a few places to shade in but I must get back to packing.  It’s a bit sloppy but good enough for a first draft.  I generally do things in one pass and let it be.  This however, will go larger and be done exactingly.  Yesterdays as will as well.  I don’t know if this is a new phase of commitment or what, but I’m willing to do these right and give them the size they deserve.  This will be a beautiful canvas in a variety of norwegian and italian blues with grey and a touch of yellows.  It’s nice having purpose again.

Creating is like Love © Britt Conley

Britt : )

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