It is very curious to me how the creative mind works. I started this piece with an entirely different thought as to it’s outcome.
But as so often happens, when I am in the middle of a design things change. When they do it usually means I was going down the wrong path.
Most of the pieces that my audience loves are pieces like this that have changed focus in mid- stream.
So this made me wonder; was I on the wrong path or was there a better one to take?
I have never really thought about my process for a piece. I have a spark, an idea, something will come to me in a dream, walking down a sidewalk, you know the typical artist mumbo jumbo. What I never really considered was how that idea becomes reality from my mind to my hand and then in my case through pixels. All I know is when it happens it is the real magic of what I do. These sparks of genius or madness, come in many ways, but the result is truly the gift.
I recently have been working to make this site better and more user friendly, that is not art but science. There is design involved but it is not the same process. It is much more about function. I started to right a bit more about what the Buddies mean to me as a way to help me focus more on how to better the site and process. In writing I became very clear on what the buddies really are: Muses!
They are the ones speaking to me, telling me what they look and feel at any given moment. I know you might think I have “truly gone fishing” but I believe this is what happened to Walt Disney, Charles Shultz, and other who have created a world of characters with stories to tell. The Characters become a part of you or you are a part of them and the stories continue to flow.
So I will take this new knowledge and listen. I will listen and then tell their stories, because I believe in telling their stories, I am telling my own story as well and with that I hope you will continue to enjoy the adventures and the stories.
What inspires you to create, what stories are you telling?