Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Confessed Bookworm

I've spent these last few days in deep research mode for my next painting. Whether I'm reading through a stack of books, watching movies, or spending 6 hours on a Saturday watching particular YouTube videos, I'm searching for clues to my next painting. It's like studying for a test with my note taking, post-its, and highlighted words. This process is manic and grueling but somehow fulfilling. I know ultimately it's up to the Universe as to what will show up on that board, but right now my left brain is trying to put the puzzle together.

There are three books on the creative process I own and cherish. Through them I've found structure and expansiveness, not only creatively, but in my personal life as well. Perhaps you too will find them inspiring.

The Artists Way by Julia Cameron

Finding Water by Julia Cameron

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp