The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Ode to my Creative Muse!

This week has been an odd week, feeling out of sink with my natural rhythm, at a loss and my creative muse was no where to be found....So today, instead of fighting this, I began the 'art of allowing' and just let go...So instead I sat back this afternoon, made myself a great hot lemon, ginger and honey concoction...and read and journalled to my hearts desire...I followed my heart's bliss, my soul's beckoning....

One of several books I'm reading right now is the delightful book by Rice Freeman-Zachery, "Living The Creative Life" is a fabulous read for ideas and inspiration from other working artists...and the one tip I began today was the one about taking myself through a sensory experience...This is a particularly meaningful activity the piece I am trying to break free is a piece for the Elora-Fergus Studio Group Show, for which the committee has chosen a theme this year related to creating work to do with the "SENSES"...

Also in this book, chapter 4 explores the idea of inviting your creative muse to dinner...and I loved I do feel like my creative muse is the one that is with me in the studio, creating magic.....I have missed her this week, so here is a little ode to her, for fun and encouragement....

When I let myself go
Get out of my own way,
Declutter my spaces
She graces me with her presence.
Guides my hand, soul & passion
Letting loose
the fires roar, waves collide, stars shine.
And beauty happens
All because I've released control
to her - my muse 
I'm merely the vessel for her stories.

This time of relaxing, journalling and reflecting has helped me feel less stuck, ready for a new week of creating ... What do you do to inspire creation? Do you have a creative muse? How would you describe your muse?
For the period of this month until the end of the studio tour, Oct. 5th, any comment will be put into a draw for a giveway for one of my pieces of work.
Love to hear your thoughts.


Kelcey said...

Ahhh the Muse... mine is elusive sometimes, but I can find her when I truly let go.
I will have to check out that book~ I looks wonderful. And I would be honored to be part of your give-away!

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Supria. Thank you for encouraging us all. I truly appreciate reading all the blogs that are posted. I will drop off the form for my altered book course and I look forward to the Studio Tour. Thanks also for the draw. I have been reading lots of blogs from the USA and there are lots of draws going on there. But there are also lots of blogs.
Try my blog.