I'm just going to quote a passage from my current read, on a process called Filling The Well 🌼
"Art is an image-using system. In order to create, we draw from our inner well. This artistic reservoir is ideally like a well stocked trout pond. As artists, we must learn to be self nourishing. We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them. The artist's brain cannot be reached - or triggered - by words alone. Sight and sound, smell and taste, touch. These are the elements of magic, and magic is the elemental stuff of art. In filling the well, think magic. Think delight. Think fun. Do not think duty. Do not do what you 'should' do - spiritual sit ups like reading a dull but recommended critical text. Do what intrigues you, explore what interests you; think mystery, not mastery."
. This was a morning immersed in strolling about a magical place - yes, Bombay - basking in old world charm. Gothic, Victorian, Indo-Saracenic, Art-Deco, Neo-Classical - it was a photo walk + looking at my city with new eyes + incidentally gaining a crash course in architectural styles that I always wanted! An initiative by the lovely Meghna of @mumbai_igers
that had many creative souls from all walks of life come together. @desidrapes
recent posts stirred up memories of this beautiful experience and I realized I never shared it as yet. They're doing this walk again tomorrow (Dec 16), I highly recommend taking the time to explore #BallardBylanes
. If you're lucky, you'll even spot some vintage cars - like I did a Rolls Royce! 🌻
What do you think of my photography skills btw?