Inspiration—it is a friend whose gifts are endless. It speaks but also listens, constantly aware of the pathways that allow for creative release. Inspiration understands me and knows my capabilities, more than I do myself. As inspiration speaks, I focus only on the sound of the voice. Being a skilled communicator, inspiration reveals only what I am capable of understanding. I do not need to struggle; I am never confused or overwhelmed. Inspiration will only give me what I am capable of receiving. The gift is lost without the drive for expression that perpetuates its presence. The only way to summon inspiration is through expression. This is a bizarre and endless cycle. It reminds me of the question "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" Expression and inspiration are a symbiotic partnership; one cannot exist without the other. When one is rejected, the other also will depart. To create you must be a friend to them both.
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Expression (This piece of writing is the description located above)
Works Inspired by Great Artists
Michelangelo's David , David (above)
Inspiration and Technique
Inspiration from Spirit
Facing Forward Through Divination and Visions Sketchbook, 2010
In the Silence
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