Creativity is in Orbit
Let the sun shine in your eyes
This week’s podcast talks about how your creativity is in orbit. Sometimes it’s full-on, and other times it’s just not there at all. That’s the nature of life. It’s also just the nature of nature.
We are constantly making quarter-turn adjustments to improve our relationships with our art.
If you don’t see the world in terms of creativity, you can substitute the ideas of drive and motivation in there when you listen.
6 minutes long.
Artist Feature: Irina Litinsky
Irina Litinsky is a long-time, dear friend and inspiration to me. I had been meaning to feature her work for ages here. Her background is in abstract art, but when she was unable to paint anymore she picked up a new medium and transferred her creative energy to macro-photography. But macro-photography isn’t the right way to describe it, as the images become canvases in their own right.
This work embodies the quarter-turn adjustment. She did not convert her medium of choice overnight, but rather in stages after taking to the camera more and more over the years.
What is most inspiring to me is that she posts these images every day. The unintended shift in how she works created a liberated structure for not only making the art, but also sharing it with the world.
Lewis Hyde’s work on gift-giving in cultures throughout history points to the idea that a gift that is not shared becomes a curse. There are all sorts of fables about this. Please take some time to enjoy the gifts that Irina has provided us with on her Instagram.
A tribute to the sun shining in my eyes, a funky ditty for you today.
Live every day as if it’s your last and enjoy our collective orbit together.
Have a great rest of your weekend and see you next week…