2009 Daily Journal Page Challenge -- Day 246: Made It So Inviting
This week in Kentucky the creative muse was singing -- or screaming. I created 15 spreads over five days. Curious how that happened. Part of the reason is that it kept me busy while I was sitting in my mother's room keeping her company. Part of it was the tension that always happens when I return home. Things are better now between my mother and I but she surprised me with an announcement that did not sit well with me. It shook me to the core, bringing to the forefront all sorts of mother/daughter forces that basically brought me to a sobbing, whimpering heap. Totally humiliating -- beyond humiliating -- it just was something I needed to experience. In retrospect, it was all grist for the mill, and the result was a creative burst of energy that I am sure will have continuing ramifications. Author Shaun McNiff says in Trust the Process -- An Artist's Guide to Letting Go: "Creativity cannot flourish and reach its deepest potential without the participation of its demons as well as its angels." A mirror of my process, my journey. Amidst the ashes, I am excited to see what is coming next.