Creativity + Action = Illumination
Making canvases today in my workshop, January 4, 2016
Continuous efforts yield continuous results. I have found that even on slow days there are things I can do to keep my momentum surging forward. If things are slow in certain areas I can focus on other things that need to get done. Getting in the shop to fabricate another canvas is always something that needs to be done, and taking time to create this resource for my artwork keeps my art efforts moving ahead in space and time.
One thing that is plainly obvious to me at this juncture of my life is that I am in the manifesting stage full throttle. Creativity is a strongpoint of mine, but I have found that without consistent action my ideas just remain in the alphabet soup of my mind and usually end up being lost and sinking to the bottom amidst the piling letters.
Action is the thing. Don't worry about the size of the action, only be concerned with establishing a consistent action. This is how any artist will amass a body of work and begin to find their own style. Through practice the artist's singular voice begins to emerge and visions begin to crystalize as the artist opens themself to the energy already channeling through them.
When we work this way as artists, when we endeavor to make a devotion to not only ideas, but to action, then we become the creators we have fantasized about becoming, and we begin to bring things to life that before were only the dormant seeds of ideas.
Make no mistake. An artist is one who is continuously bringing things to life. Artists could be called cultivators of the human mind, human thought, and the human experience. Artists play through their bodies like musical instruments, bringing into being things that might divert or direct our energy, focus and intention in new, illuminating directions.