It's a busy week for the summer festival so we're camping near Central City. It's a beautiful place to relax
and journal between seven opera performances. I woke up in the mountains yesterday next to my husband with love in my heart and an idea for a journal page--an exercise in the simplicity and complexity of love. I pictured a simple graphic heart on a quilt block background as an exuberant symbol of love. I nearly finished the page that morning; later in the day I re-read a section of Twyla Tharp's book, The Creative Habit. As she discussed artists' skills Tharp says one goal is to make our work seem effortless. But to achieve that first we must master the basics. It was a perfect fit for my page.
From Twyla Tharp's book, "Picasso once said, while admiring an exhibition of children's art, 'When I was their age I could draw like Raphael, but it has taken me a whole lifetime to learn to draw like them.' "