Notes on pesky problems, looking in on medium large nuts and bolts, and seaside for the soul.

ihet  july/august 2017  issue 228

This is my most recent pesky problem. I’m nibbling around the edges, to no avail. So I just look at it. and wait. Then ignore it, and wait. Look at it, and wait. Thing is, there’s always an open-ended space somewhere in there, a questing needing a proper answer, and dumping some thoughtless thing into that space, simply because I can, defeats the purpose. So I’m ok with the patience and perseverance the process requires.

I don’t get tied up in creative knots. I just go where curiosity leads, and most recently, that’s constructing compact stage-like vignettes.  These interludes begin where the narrative qualities of the paintings leave off. Looking in on medium large nuts and bolts.

O’ Those Beach Days. The customs of a well polished routine, illustrated.

Wherever your summer happens to take you . . . have a good one . . . and thanks for reading.

Thanks for reading.

Charles

2 thoughts on “Notes on pesky problems, looking in on medium large nuts and bolts, and seaside for the soul.

  1. Thanks, Charles! Love notes on the creative process.

    I’d been in the ignore and wait phase for a while. No somethign is pushing me to pay attention and act again!

    • Holly . . . That’s great! Both phases are important to my creativity, and being busy all the time, without a period of processing the endeavor, just makes for busy work. But when it comes back around to the making part, it does feel glorious! As a side note, I do find I have to give my processing periods a kick in the behind every now and again)

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