Tell us about your muse, or your imaginary friend, that motivates, inspires, or influences your art...
Music is my muse.
Music connects to something visceral inside me. I feel it as well as hear it. When I listen to music I am just me. Not a wife, a mother, a niece, a friend - just me. The real, authentic me. It's a heady feeling, one that I wish I could experience more in my world. I sometimes get pretty crabby when it seems that someone is standing in the way of my enjoyment, ie: "Can you turn that down?" or "Is there something else we could listen to?"I’m always the one in my painting classes that wants the music louder, I have to set up near the stereo or I’m not entirely happy. When I’m painting outside of class, I’m happiest when I’ve got a CD on with songs that I know all the lyrics to. I crank it up so I’m surrounded by the sound and I sing along for all I’m worth. (for the record, I’m a terrible singer) And I move, not full out dancing – just a little bit of bopping to the beat. And while I’m doing that, something wonderful happens; I forget all my insecurities about art and skill and I just paint. The work just streams out of me and time passes unnoticed. In the end I only stop because I have to – have to go somewhere, have to feed someone, have to go to bed so I can get 4 hours of sleep. And when I’m done I’m completely relaxed. Happy and content.
Thank you, Music.
Art Crusade #14, Green Pepper Press Street Team:
On your blog, tell us about your Muse, or your Imaginary friend that motivates or inspires or influences your art. (It doesn't have to be a real person, maybe it's a thing or a place.) Mention Crusade No. 14 in your post, then comment here with a link to your site. Anyone can play so come join us!