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Connecting with the “Inner River” of Creativity

Some admire creativity and acquire art as a means to enrich their lives. For me and others, it’s a passion and a way of life. Creativity is sometimes elusive. There are many times that its not easy to come up with new ideas. When this happens, I know that its time to connect with my inner river of creativity.

So you ask, what does that mean? Well, its different for everyone. For me, getting in touch with nature is one of the many ways I fuel my creativity. Sometimes, just a mere hike helps to clear my head. The beauty of the New Mexico landscape is very conducive to getting my creative juices flowing. There are times that looking at textures and colors can create a picture in my mind; be it tree bark, sand dunes, a rock formation, the color of a leaf or flower is all it takes. Sounds and smells can also help my creativity. Anything from listening to wind chimes, birds chirping, a coyote howling, listening to Pachelbel’s Canon in D, or simply the smell of fresh rain can fuel my inner river of creativity. These are just a few of the ways that help me generate my artistic passion.

If one is having a “creative block” its very important to unlock the creativity. Take a walk, smell the rain, listen to music.

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  1. What type of glass do you like to work with the most? Is recycled glass a problem to work with? What are your favorite colors in glass?

    Sorry, your work is so varied and extensive that I have all these questions. Thanks!

    1. Hi Mary,
      Wow, that’s a tough one!!!! I love all glass. There is so much beauty and qualities of the different glass that I use. In flameworking, for example, I love the different reactions and color palette that I get from Moretti, which is an Italian soft glass. However, I also do love to work with Borosilicate glass (Pyrex). With it I can get all different color variations from one color, by just knowing how to heat the color in the flame. For fusing, I use Bullseye glass which is a hand rolled glass with a beautiful palette. Then there is recycled glass. Even though it can be very difficult to work with, because one can not mix the colors, I love the challenge in coming up with creative way to make it beautiful.

      As to my work being so varied and extensive…. I know! I want to do it all! In the iKnow section of my website, there is a quote from Pablo Picasso that is so fitting for me.

      Thanks so much for your questions. I love to share my artforms!

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