“The decline of our personal momentum might be the great untold story of our time. That electronic media, incoming, ‘breaking’, please reply, didn’t you see that, react right now, click here… this has a cost. And the cost is our internal drive to initiate instead of to just react.”
— Seth Godin, “The Motor“, 1/8/18
The Muse doesn’t so much whisper in your ear as illuminate the possibilities around you, and that comes only because she is entranced by what you are currently trying to accomplish. The Muse has to arrive to find you painting or drawing, not passively waiting for inspiration to hit.
For Kathleen who asked to see a photo, here are the three paintings I put into this year’s Lochalsh Art Fair (held in the community hall across from Eilean Donan Castle), my little red tractor painting and two of my new mountainscapes (mentally turn the one on the right 90 degrees anticlockwise):