It was a heck of a time ago that I wrote my last newsletter.
Yes, I must admit – although I hate it. Stuck in my painting process..
And it is not funny, to say the least (like any other artist can agree). This morning I finally picked myself up and started writing on one again. But I almost gave up.
Here’s what happened.
You know the feeling?
Been working all morning.
Your newsletter is almost finished. And its about time, the last one was sent ages ago. Last week, when people started to ask me if I happened to have quit my email newsletters, I decided: yeah… it’s about time..
Suddenly the phone rings; the teacher
Something with your kid. Puts phone down, grabs carkeys, shuts the door…
And if that’s all behind you, you settle behind the desk again… What was it again you were working on?
Then.. you read your carefully written texts from this morning. And again. And then agaín. But, in one way or another – it doesn’t say anything to you anymore.
Words – sometimes I can’t do anything with it.
And when something serious happens in your daily life, a sentence on a tile suddenly can become more meaningful than a page full of carefully chosen words and phrases about art.
You recognise that?
And in such a moment I can embrace Picasso’s words:
Love must be proved by facts and not by reasons.
Because that is my motto in art as well. And I bet Picasso’s too.
In love, art, and everything else…
Those facts Picasso is talking about, are for me PASSION and INSPIRATION
You can taste them, feel them, they can be sensed.
In good art, I can sense it. In good food, talks, books, the same.
I can feel it when I am inspired. Whether it is about painting, raising your child or other things.
But: Sometimes it’s there, sometimes it is not.
When I paint, Yes, it’s present. When I make love, Yes. It’s present. In everything I really care, it is present.
There are moments that it is not present at all, but those aren’t usually the right moments to write a newsletter, don’t you think? (At least, for me! But hey, I am not a regular businesswoman…)
For me those are the moments to start asking myself: ‘Is this inspired? Does this make sense for me, am I feeling passioned about it?’
Was it present in this morning’s writings?
To be honest? NO
When I do something, I want to be INSPIRED, and do it with PASSION
It is because of that, that I am an artist.
Dear people, at this point I wanted to quit writing and don’t send anything today.
Until I got the idea not to use words (other than the ones I used right now) but images.
Two paintings, that were exhibited last month in the exhibition Day & Night.
Two, for me, different paths that I walk in the process of painting.
I like to share this process with you. But without words.
Because… words are just words, you know…
Exciting to say that this too is a process, is movement.
This movement is inspiration, passion,
and is near.