Woman with Orchids
In order to create a visionary interpretation of an object, an artist or writer or dancer or other creative must dig deeper. Our eyes only see what we think of as reality, so in order to really be creative, we need to go past our five senses to get in touch with our sixth sense, our intuitive power. How do we do that?
1. Get in touch with our feelings about the subject. Our feelings come from a nonobjective place. They describe how we feel about the object. When we are open to “seeing” in this way, we bring vividly to mind what is significant about the object to us.
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inner significance.”
2. Open our hearts to Love. Love is one of the highest vibrations of the human spirit. Love is consuming and allows us to let go of fear, meaning we receive total focus without any of the “should’s” or “cant’s” interfering. We are free to easily and effortlessly receive ideas and inspiration.
“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
Vincent Van Gogh
3. Let Go for the Flow. So, what is Flow? It’s what you’re feeling when you are fully alive. It’s when you’re involved with what you do and in harmony with the environment around you. Flow happens when you are carried by a force outside of you. Self-consciousness Disappears, and we become One with God. You are only in the flow when the experience is the only reward, is the only outcome you’re focused on while you’re loving what you’re doing.
All artists know that those paintings that are created freely and effortlessly are the best – let it flow !
For more information on how I used flow for a painting see: