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Simple

Thursday, June 17th, 2004 in Artwork
Simple

Recently, I’ve been looking in every direction for inspiration. Despite all efforts, I have found none. I cannot sit down to paint without getting distracted. I don’t want to write. Even if I wanted to write, I wouldn’t know what to say. I am repelled by every website I design. I don’t bother taking photographs anymore. I’m frustrated with everything. I’m wildly unproductive and I don’t know what to do about it.

But I must do something so for now I plan to get back to the basics. Like Eric Shiffman says (in his wonderful Yoga Mind & Body DVD), keep it simple.

I shall squeeze a few words from my pen here and there, like enticing toothpaste from an almost empty tube. Take a photograph, like blinking open an eye in the early morning sun. Dip a brush in water then pigment and drag it across paper. Make time for yoga and space for nature. Meditate … relax … go with the flow. Then maybe sometime soon inspiration will follow.

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Assortment

White Pass
White Pass
Today we rode the White Pass and Yukon Route railway from Skagway, Alaska to the summit of White Pass.
Monument Valley
Monument Valley
November Sunshine
November Sunshine