at least not for the new year. Too much pressure. I make mental promises to myself all year long. Then I usually forget them. I know my limitations. When I'm ready to do something different, I'll know and I'll do it.
I am coming out of a period of intense experimentation and creativity. I think the above collage kind of proves that point. . . it is one that I don't particularly care for. I feel like I just pasted stuff on the paper to get it done. I don't really know what sets off these spasms of making art, nor do I know what seems to deplete them. I just know that as long as they last, I must take advantage of them. During these periods I even dream of making art. I can't wait to go to the studio and try out an idea that came to me at the oddest moment. The rest of the time, I guess I just plug away, waiting for the next surge. I wonder if scientists have studied this? Could these periods of creativity have a relationship to the presence or absence of certain chemicals in the brain? Seems like scientists are discovering that more and more mental conditions are related to endorophins or seratonin or electrical impulses or what have you. Is creativity? Maybe someday we will be able to pop a pill and be fully immersed in our art all the time. I don't know if that would be good or bad.