Split Rail Fence and more thoughts on creativity – Day 110

I woke up this morning feel much better. My head still hurt but the migraine ‘fog’ had lifted – yay! I got quite a bit of painting done this morning on the split rail fence. I’ve been working in the top left corner – deepening the colours and increasing the contrast. 20120419-192459.jpg

Yesterday I posted about creativity. Isn’t it interesting when you’re thinking about something that’s all you see? Last night I saw all kinds of tweets and articles about creativity. By far the best one was one my dad tweeted about (@bcstonehouse) a video of Elizabeth Gilbert, author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love” speaking about a new way to think about creativity. The video is almost 20 minutes long but it’s well worth watching. I found it fascinating, comforting and inspiring. I hope you do too.

7 thoughts on “Split Rail Fence and more thoughts on creativity – Day 110

  1. emjayzed

    Love love love! Thanks so much for sharing this – it is odd that when you focus on something then tools and info turn up to assist. I’ve had a draft post sitting for about 4 weeks on this very topic but didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with it.

    I must admit that generally I don’t like to watch long videos and I nearly didn’t click play but something made me this time and I’m super glad I did!

    I could totally relate to the “ole moment” and was reminded of those few brief moments of sheer brilliance I’ve felt in my own life – artistically, creatively and in a performance aspect.

    Here’s to finding many more “ole’s” but not freaking out if we don’t!

    PS I love your recent work on the painting, it’s like getting to watch a photo develop to it’s full clarity 🙂

    1. bstonehouse

      I thought it was fantastic too and even though the video was long I was captivated the entire time. I love the story about the poet trying to catch the poems thundering across the fields. It’s also comforting to know that creative people have the same insecurities and fear about their work….it’s nice to know I’m not alone!

      1. emjayzed

        I agree 100%. She really brought that story to life about the poems didn’t she? Amazing story teller, I think she has nothing to worry about!

        And it was interesting to find that the insecurities are a common theme with creative people, something I hadn’t really considered I guess. It is good to find out we’re not alone and I found it motivating, llke the fear block has been lifted. I like that I just have to sit and do my part of the equation and leave the rest up to the “genius” – it takes the pressure off somewhat.

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