My friend C. dropped by yesterday; I wasn't expecting her, but as often happens, the right people come by just when you need them. We talked about a lot of things and I gained a lot of clarity. A chance meeting some 10 years ago brought her into my life, and I've been grateful for her ever since.
At one point we were discussing how I create something every day, and I told her that many are surprised that I can do that. And as we talked about it, I realized that it's probably because I don't "think" about it doing it -- I don't analyse, examine, agonize -- I just do it. This doesn't mean everything I make is good art, because it isn't, but the point is, I keep going.
There are times, of course, when I don't make anything, but I don't label it, I don't call it a "block." I roll with it; it's nature's way of telling me to take a break. It may sound "mindless" but I believe it's because I work intuitively. I don't judge myself or the process; I judge my work only when it's finished. And that judgment is based only on what my eyes tell me.
Here's to a really good week!