Every found that you yearned to feel something but simply couldn’t?
This was me when I burnt out from work. I simply felt exhausted.
I’d go into town and have the energy for one errand.
Walking 200 meters to another shop was too much.
I’d catch a taxi back home as I was too tired to wait for the bus.
I’d get home and collapse, listening to music. It helped me relax and feel a bit more centered.
I was seriously wiped out climbing the corporate ladder.
Mostly I felt nothing. Numb.
I yearned to feel alive, to feel vibrant.
When I painted, music was on in the background. One day, I was challenged… could I paint the music?
Link to another blog: Now, I’ll let you into a secret, creating something totally new is a process. I sunk myself in to music (research!). I created concepts and simple sketches to explore ideas (exploration). Idea #18 felt different. I tried out variations on this (experiments) to see what would create impact, what would connect and even on how to do it (execution).
Finally, I then created my first ‘vibration’ (create). It was Vibration Uplift which you can find in the Living With Heart series.
Each new Vibration goes through a similar process of:
- Curate: select the feeling and the music
- Concept: develop a ‘prototype’ to see what it will feel like.
- Create: paint the Vibrations.
This takes between 3 – 5 layers and a between 1-4 weeks depending on the size
Connect: prepare the original art for it to be enjoyed.
I worked out how. It was a creative adventure.
It turned into a meditation. Each line a stroke of color, of light, of feeling.
I wanted to feel joy, so I found songs that felt joyous. Then I went for Passion. Bliss. Ecstasy.
I painted these as I needed them. I hope you enjoy them. And that they bring you Passion, Joy, Bliss and Ecstacy.
Since then, I’ve grown and looked for more feelings!
Shop & Have a fab 2017