This week has been extremely hectic. There is just too much going on with so many deadlines approaching at the same time. I miss blogging over the past few days, as I now try to play catch up with my artful emotions.
But that is one of the keys, isn’t it? That the pathway to the artistic salvation is though the action of doing one’s art. It should be a daily meditation that takes many forms, writing, painting, and for me photographing.
It is not only the act of photographing that is important. As any good photographer will tell you, editing, is as important or even more important that the act of making a photograph. It is through that act that the process begins, but the selection of what the artist chooses to reveal to the world, forever reflects on the artist. I have heard the stories of Salvador Dali burning his early work, because he did not want his carefully constructed image to be disrupted.
I am of another school of thought. I want to be able to see the various work I have created over the years. It is only through reexamining my work am I able to understand where I have been, where I am now, and some choices of where I want to go.
I am thankful for the sabbath,and to keep it holy yes. It is also my time to become introspective to come to some understanding of the previous week. As I sit here typing this on an early Saturday evening, after editing a few pictures, I am relieved and pleased to be alive. All the tribulation, and troubles melt away in a sea of yellow color sound. My energies refreshed, ready to take on what I have to take on the following week.