Invitation to Create

© Eastphoto | Dreamstime.com - Picasso Photo
© Eastphoto | Dreamstime.com – Picasso Photo

One recent afternoon at the art museum, I came across an exhibit that featured this quote from Pablo Picasso, “one can not follow the creative process except through a series.” The quote was posted near two paintings in a series that featured one subject, visualized in two very different ways. Each painting had common elements, unique details, altered vantage points, different messages, different secondary areas of focus and yet the same core. This quote and the paintings reminded me that creating is a continuous process. It is valuable to pick a subject, study it for a time and look at it differently. Accentuate parts that are effective for you and build on those pieces to create something new. Learn from every part of creation, the process and the product.