garden room 24×24 inch oil on stretched canvas
music to create by
You may have picked up that I’m a bit tired at the moment. The running total is 32 paintings of 35 complete and my deadline is the weekend. So alllllmost there. But I’m completely knackered.
But, I have found, refound (is that a word?) what I need to restore my creativity, apart from the rest I’ll take next week that is. Music! It’s so simple I don’t know how I missed it or forgot it or whatever.
I’ve been listening to the radio but yesterday I spent some time and created a new playlist.
The result was both instant and overwhelming.
I don’t know how to describe it but good music can envelop, calm, and create a kind of swelling up that allows us to give from somewhere deep inside, in fact not just a giving but pouring out. It’s hard to reach that place when your worn out but the right music can find the path.
The “right” music? Well that’s completely subjective isn’t it but here’s some of my “right” music from yesterday’s playlist.
Tired Pony – Held in the arms of your words
Mark Knopfler & James Taylor – Sailing to Philadelphia
Bob Dylan – Sweetheart like you
Priscilla Ahn – Dream