Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
— Frank Tibolt
I’m not sure who Frank, from the above quote is, but he sounds like a wise man. He sums it up nicely, don’t you think?
The things we all really know but find hard to articulate.
Then someone, like Frank comes along, and he parcels it perfectly in a few succinct words.
Well done Frank – hats off!
If Frank was anything like the rest of us, he probably learnt that lesson from hard experience.
I know I have, but I’m still learning it.
Ideas never come fully formed.
There is always a better idea around the corner.
Speak to your ideas and then learn to listen to what they have to say.
Those are but a few of my own truths, that I recognise and then trying tentatively to engage with, while in front of the blank canvas, but also when its just a distant memory.
Hopefully the muse will find you already in the process of working, it’s easier that way. Basically sitting around waiting for something to happen just doesn’t work.
However, attentive waiting is different. Patience is a virtue.
How do you combine all three?
Possibly in these.
Have a lovely Wednesday. Top of the week.