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Hunting the Spark

 

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
― Jack London

 

Be very very quiet. I am hunting inspiration. I listen to friends speak and sometimes in the odd moment they say something that sets thoughts cascading and I write or draw or find insight into something that’s been puzzling me for years.Occasionally I find inspiration in the words to songs that I had forgotten or in a melody that reaches inside of me and pulls on a thread that I have long let lie. I often become inspired by dreams or by meditation, the quiet moments walking the dog or doing laundry where the mind finds the exact answer it has been looking for. Still sometimes none of those things work and I call on my muse only to hear no reply. Her messages have been forwarded and her mailbox is full. In those times, I need to actively seek it myself and go hunting for the words and images I momentarily lack.
Blessings, G

 

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Gateway OpeningGateway Opening by G A Rosenberg

 

Colour Study 23Colour Study #23 by G A Rosenberg

 

Clubbing with Inspiration

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
― Jack London

 

Am I to be a caveman artist
clubbing my muse unconscious at my feet
so I may have my way with her
dragging her off to my lair
to paint the stories on my wall?
No I will seek her in the woods
and by the water
in the moonlight
I will give her perfume
and sing the songs that she loved
I will compliment her beauty
and she will call my name
as she hands me her scroll.
We’ll dance and sleep
with sweet caress and kiss…
I will wake inspired
and create anew…
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Fractal SpaceFractal Space by G A Rosenberg

 

Heartfire2Heartfire by G A Rosenberg