Always changing things!
I’m glad my hubby loves me so much. Otherwise I’d drive him crazy. I’m always changing things around our house. I used to secretly wonder why I’d get sudden bursts of inspiration to move a couch across a room or alter the angle of a chair. Along the way, however, I’ve realized it was something called “Constructive Discontent” Somehow it always feels better when there’s a name for our issues, right?.
The creative brain:
Most people whose brain is more heavily loaded on the right side (creative folks) tend to display this phenomena. It’s a general internal drive that perpetually asks how something good might become even better.
There is a certain “life” that a piece of art possesses. Though this may sound odd, most artists would readily concur. The act of creating is likened to a conversation between artist and art. The artist listens and responds. One of my favorite artists,Simon Bull, likens this process to an ongoing dialogue.
In creating the ‘dream portraits’ for Durham Dreams I have needed to tame this drive; a limited amount of time to execute each piece demands constraint. Recently, however, I have not been able to deny this urge. I am “tweaking” Bill Kalkoff’s portrait.This painting kept clamoring for more attention. Every time I walked, it grabbed my shoulder and demanded I listen. As I reconsidered it, I freshly saw that the “dream orbs” were too dominant and the color palette too dark in areas. So, once again, I am pulling out my life’s motto:
Good, better best,
never let it rest,
till the good is the better
and the better is the best.