All things are in motion and nothing is at rest … you cannot go into the same river twice.
Do I perceive color in the same way every day? Is my vision of any color brighter on some days than on other days. Is my perception of pink, for example, brighter than yours? Just how luminous and steadfast are the colors I see when I create?
Our perceptions of color and of our worlds, are influenced by our changing moods – our moodprints. In turn, our particular frame of mind is reflected in the emotions of our creative productions – in our art. Fortunately, we can counteract apathy and stagnation, by making a decision to explore and discover our individual creative potential. By learning to habitually do so, we can brighten our moods – just as sunshine and brightness, counter gloom.
It is important to be aware of the influencing factors on our moods that in turn, affect the quality of our creativity. With whom we interact, for example, affects us. There are individuals who are mood-enhancers and there are those who are mood-depleters – negative people who I discuss in HAVE YOU EVER HAD A HUNCH? The Importance of Creative Thinking, who habitually “carry a convenient account of what hasn’t worked in the past for themselves and for others, and superimpose this ever-available list on emerging ideas” – your ideas, included. I call these people creativity crunchers and they should not be permitted to dampen our moods and the glow of our own creativity.
Life is filled with changing circumstances and responsibilities that need to be met. Creative people learn how to fulfill these responsibilities while maintaining a certain steadfastness of mood when they enter their work – often just a nimble detour into a parallel reality where their creative energy flows unimpeded.
Justgimious, in THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE, aware of the importance of maintaining his mood and therefore, creative-constancy, decided that Spunktaneous, with his “numbdumb” discourse on the color pink and his verbosity which “far exceeded his ponderosity”, was affecting his moodprint. Therefore, he made up his mind to ensure the harmony of his moodprint and the glow of his pink. To do so, he knew that because his day “had started luminous, that was the way he wanted it to end.”
It’s so difficult to decide which of your blogs and which of your gems to address first…I am always so stimulated when reading your insights…but here goes my first favorite: and I can actually say I have experienced this (when daydreaming) while grounding in everyday life’s responsibilities!
“…a nimble detour into a parallel reality where creative energy flows unimpeded….”
This is expressed with such thought, so succinctly, so adeptly and obviously from experience. It subtly permits one to “multi-task” without marginalizing either the realities and responsibilities of every day life or diminishing the imaginative world of creative thoughts. Your words are encouraging and fun.
Jill – thank you for your comments! I love the quote you selected because I do strongly feel that being able to make those “nimble detours” into our own rich imaginative worlds, despite the outside influences that affect our “mood prints” at various times, will allow our creative energy to remain “luminous” for both ourselves and for those around us. We can be both responsible members of society and, at the same time, enjoy our creative explorations.