Sometimes one goes looking for inspiration.
For me, whether that search is out the window, through my lens, in the stroke of a brush, or into my interior it is almost always fruitful. From my perspective, we are surrounded by an infinity that is constantly evolving. A place where everything is always imbued with renewal.
No two moments in the universe are ever the same, and in this reality lies magic beyond that which any incantation might evoke.
This kind of creative searching has its place; is essential even, but it isn’t the topic of this post.
Today I want to write a bit about that other kind of inspiration. The kind of inspiration that comes calling of its own accord.
Like a first snowflake settling on the still green grass, it can herald an oncoming wave, or simply one fleeting drop. Regardless its form or duration, it is unfailingly a delightful rush.
I absolutely love getting caught up in the flow of something new.
Recently I was accosted by a poem written by a friend and it sparked the immediate need for me to draw.
I was stunned to find that what I was drawing was a mandala.
I haven’t created a mandala of any kind in more than a decade. And if I had thought about why not, I might have said that my work had evolved—had moved in new directions.
Which just goes to show how wrong a person can be.
Below you’ll find my first new visual piece of 2010. It was inspired by this wonderful poem by Marianna Paulson:
Awaken. Breathe. Live.
You can find Marianna at her website, blog, and on twitter.
Here is the image inspired by Marianna’s wise, beautiful, mantra-like poem.
I hope you will enjoy the viewing as much as I enjoyed the creating.
title - breathe life - by Kayt Hoch
I suspect mandalas may be making a new visitation to my creative life, time will tell on that.
Truth is, I still feeling like drawing. And the energy buzzing my fingers feels a lot more like a wave beginning to roll, than one lonely drop from an otherwise pale blue sky.
tech stuff - in case you care
The drawing was created from blank screen using Photoshop CS3 software. All elements of the piece were hand-drawn, (using a Wacom Intuos3 tablet) combined with two gradients (created by me), and integrated using various blending modes and transparency levels.
, visual art
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