Whenever I take a break from my work or even from blogging I find it quite difficult to get back into the swing of things but once I've taken the first few steps ideas begin to flow again.
Another book I've been dipping into is Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland.
I wrote this excerpt into my quote book because it struck a chord.
"Art is exquisitely responsive. Nowhere is feedback so absolute as in the making of art. The work we make, even if unnoticed and undesired by the world, vibrates in perfect harmony to everything we put into it - or withhold from it. In the outside world there may be no reaction to what we do; in our artwork there is nothing but reaction.
The breathtakingly wonderful thing about this reaction is its truthfulness. Look at your work and it tells you how it is when you hold back or when you embrace it. When you are lazy, your art is lazy; when you commit, it comes on like blazes."
My Hunter/Gatherer totems will be off to the Gallery soon. I think I'll be quite sad to see them go but on the other hand it will be exciting to get feedback.