I studied at Skylake Lodge yesterday with one of my teachers and friends Arawana Hayashi.
She offered her buddhist teacher’s framework for artists on four stages of creativity:
1. Pacify ~ create a calm hospitable mind/environment/sacred space that welcomes and invites creativity, muses, creative partnership….
2. Enrich ~ get it out, allow the flow, fill the page, play with colors, jam, play, improv, sketch, open the flow…
3. Magnify ~ amplify what has resonance, expand on juicy points, add shading and light, enter the tensions, deepen the drama…
4. Act (Destroy) ~ cut out what is not needed, boldly offer what is.
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