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Inspiration

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.

'David' acrylic painting by Jina Wallwork
pencil drawing of 'Michelangelo's David' by Jina Wallwork

David

Michelangelo's David

Contents

 

Introduction

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Expression (This piece of writing is the description located above)

Works Inspired by Great Artists

Great Artists

Michelangelo's David , David (above)

Medusa

Lost Thoughts

Inspiration and Technique

Green

Triangle

Triangle Tide

Joined

In Conversation with Barnett Newman and Jackson Pollock

Dove

Snakes and Ladders

Inspiration from Spirit

Facing Forward Through Divination and Visions Sketchbook, 2010

Facing Forward

Portraits

Inspiring People

Artist Portrait Series

Animals

Summer

Water Fight

Explosion of Sound

The Hunt

Sight

Sight

Cells Divide

Your Eyes

The Quiet

Expression

In the Silence

Look to the Sky

The Conversation

The Wall

Expression Is Me

The Lost Song

The Source

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