Sunday, January 13, 2008

Spirit Of Oskur - 1

OK..you might be thinking I've pressed the wrong button...had a complete camera burn out..clicked the picture at the same time a nuclear bomb went off. Well your wrong. i could have cheated by publishing a page of white. But no dear reader..this is an actual photograph.

The blank page holds fear for many an artist/author/composer...(well probably not composer because they have lines already drawn!..but you know what i mean!) Is it fear of the unknown?..is it a fear that the first mark may be the wrong mark?..is it that when I make my first dot..i know it's a road which will carry me through to another month?.will it be this time I'm revealed as a fraud?..have i actually done my best work and it's now down hill forever more?....What happens if I dare not make the first mark?..I know writers get a 'block'...maybe that will happen here?..maybe you'll have read my last post here...

You see..some people marvel at the finished work of the artist..but it's sometimes a marvel that the artist ever starts in the first place!!......

4 comments:

Nessa said...

I play all kinds of games with myself to get the first words on the paper. Very scary business.

This was a very clever post.

Devil Mood said...

It is! Starting is the most difficult part. But also to keep going and, to me, personally, finishing it.

lol

so, you see, it's all very hard and I understand. The blank page gave me the shivers.

Julie Schuler said...

The blank page makes my mouth water "like a patient etherized upon the table".

Thinking aloud said...

and sometimes, if you welcome it..its like starting anew with a new, fresh perspective...and who knows what that creates?