On Finding Inspiration

The last few weeks have found me too busy preparing my work and my studio (while sick) for the 2019 Art Harvest Studio Tour to get out my weekly blog post. Since this question came up frequently during the event that ended yesterday, I decided to reblog this post I wrote two years ago until I have time to write a fresh post!

By Alanna Pass

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There is a magic in the creative process.  When I am totally in the  “zone,“ it seems as though some divine force plants a seed of inspiration into my psyche & leads me on a journey to bring from the ethos something new & different into the world.  Generally I need to be in a space where I am fully present-  at least with my own thoughts.  I don’t necessarily have to be in my studio.  Often inspiration comes on a walk or doing something as innocuous as washing dishes or weeding the garden.  At this point it is important for me to get the idea either in process immediately or at least written down, for inspiration can be as ephemeral as fairy dust in a breeze.

Sometimes I must plant a seed myself if nothing has been offered from above.  I keep a list spirit-of-g-r-horse-qeof concepts that fascinate me. …

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