January 28, 2010

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

In observing the ebb and flow of engagement with this blog, and it's "Urban SketchHunter" theme, I've noticed a pattern and insight into why a steady momentum of engagement with the blogging process has ebbed as much, or more, than it has flowed.   This blog is a medium for self expression and exploration of creative ideas, efforts, results, and process. The Urban SketchHunter theme focused my return to the creative studio, and getting out and about, learning and doing.   Sketching has its own process and flow, and the material forms that emerge, whether considered preparatory or finished in their own regard, have intrinsic and extrinsic qualities and aesthetics, and an important place within a creative practice.   I know deep within my bones and emotional system, that when I'm sketching, time can stand still, perception sharpens, and energy flows in deep engagement and joy, and a spiritual and material experience emerges, regardless of what materially takes form.  Creativity.  The point of the moment, though, is the practice of sketching, regardless of the subject matter, urban or otherwise, is but one facet of the creative process that I'm interested in pursuing and practicing. 

The blog entries to date are an archive of this process and provide evidence that sketching from life is a vital practice.  A practice that will continue to thrive and deepen within a larger creative context.  It's  this larger creative context that I'm fundamentally interested in, and will be exploring as the central blog journal theme.  The blog will serve as a medium for distilling and expression of my personal practice of getting to the heart of the matter.  The form this will take, at the moment, is pure potential, but it will emerge and evolve over time....as the journey continues to unfold...  :)))


  1. "The longest journey a man must take is the eighteen inches from his head to his heart” ... Lao Tzu

  2. Amen...freedom fighter.... :)))