Here is my secret:
It's very simple.
It's only with the heart that one can see rightly.
What is essential is invisible to the eye.
-Antoine de Saint Exupéry - Le Petit Prince
I made no art last night,
so instead of sharing art,
i will share my space with you. :-)
Welcome to my studio/work space/thinking ground...
This is where i do a lot of my work.
(by the way, it's usually not this clean... i just cleaned it!)
It's where i read and write early in the morning,
and design and doodle during the day.
The evenings usually find me in my little blue room,
in a different part of the house, downstairs.
It's funny how this space just feels too big for me
Too big to paint.
Too big to feel cozy.
There's crap all over the floor,
but the thing i love most about this room
is the window. The sunlight.
I read somewhere that we are biologically wired
to go towards the light.
Isn't that interesting? It is to me.
Naturally, i think most of us would gravitate
towards the window.
I surround myself with things that inspire me...
artwork from others that i love.
I'm not great with getting things framed,
and i often end up with the art and messages
stuck on the wall with scotch tape. ;-)
But that's ok, as long as i can see them, they inspire me.
My chinese balls with the sound chimes,
for stress relief when i need it,
and these Chinese papers that I was going to use in my journal,
but then i learned that they are normally used as "burnt offerings"...
Whenever i think of burnt offerings,
i think of all those people who were burned to death as sacrifices to the gods.
They're GODS!! Surely, they already have everything they need, right? ;-)
You all must know by now that i refuse to be normal,
and that if i offer anything,
it won't be given in the form of fire...
so i'll be using them in my journal anyway. ;-)
My Picasso print... (a bit fuzzy)
I just love the tenderness and melancholy in this...
And one of my own paintings, that i look at now and then,
as a reminder.
Remember to surround yourself with inspiration.
And don't let others define inspiration for you (including me!)
Define it your own way.
Inspiration is whatever moves YOU.
Thanks for hanging out with me here.