Last night while I was wheeling my paint brush in no direction, I had to stop, sit back and conjure a plan. One single idea, thought, inspiration to break through and reach for my awaiting virgin canvas. Then from the distance, his fingers hit the keys in such a purposed rhythmic fashion. The chords hummed back to him confidently yet with a subdued undertone. The sheer simplistic beauty of Beethoven's overture. Simplicity at its finest moment. Like a precise writer every emotion imaginable was captured in 6 minutes. Simple maybe uncomplicated in approach …..never… Every move was deliberate this piece was no accident. For about 4 rounds of the song roughly a half hour I decided to get lost in the notes which I hoped would help my own art. And it did.
I stripped my canvas, removed the fan-fair and approached the canvas self-assured. I knew what to do. Simplicity, easy in thought difficult in execution. When a thought is simple in art the execution has to be deliberate and flawless. Just as Beethoven you have to be confident with your instrument. As a result last night I painted something totally out of my box and happened to love it. Primitive, simple, and thought out. Three things I sometimes zoom by in my haste to create. I hope you like it. Currently he is on eBay.
I like him better in person :) You can really appreciate the detail then
So… with all of this, a revelation. I have been pretty tense lately, even irritable. I know why (I SOOOOOOOOO WANT TO TELL YOU… but alas I can't…. in time). But how to cope with something you have no control over? I always have control. So in the mean time I need to simplify and it has to start with my thoughts. My mind is always racing I can't seem to stop it. At night I have to sleep with the TV on to divert me from thinking too much. I must simplify my processes. Easier said than done and I don't even know where to begin. But in order to keep sanity I have to figure it out.
I am sooooo excited for the holiday that I want to be able to mentally sit back and enjoy them. Or else they will fly by like they never came to visit. But as I said when something is simple the execution has to be flawless. So, I must think about my approach before I start, and trust in my instrument, myself.
Hope each and every one of your have the best Thursday ever. Just remember, it is what you want to make it.