I think that a new, creative content is expressed by several forces which co inhabit with us and make us what we are. The first are the basic knowledge, intellectual, spiritual, images, emotions, feelings which we gather from the life around us and store it in our memory. Second is the skill, the tool we poses to express the content. Without a proper technical skill, adapted for the best expression of what we want to say, there cannot be a successful painting. A third component, difficult to understand, which reveals itself at some point in the working process is a magic capability to switch gears to a higher understanding of what we are doing, which is way above us, but we can have a glimpse of it in that state of like blissful meditation which detaches us from immediate reality. That state gives me a deeper understanding of what I am doing, it feels my soul with generosity, love and gives me a happy feeling, facilitating intuitive creative content, images to match the elevated being. The capability to connect these components is within us but the source of this praised, elevated intuition is beyond my understanding. From where it comes? It is all around us and most of the time we are not aware of it? I know that it reveals more to some people less to other. How can we attract this particular state of mind energy? Some people naturally attract it, some even get possessed by it. It is a higher level of energy with extraordinary creative and healing potential, hard to be tamed.
I see all these main forces complementary to each other, neither one being enough to make a successful artist. As artists we all are different and use a blend of everything we have. Some rely more on their mind knowledge, less on intuition, like designers, architects, some others, like painters, relay more on their intuition, feelings and emotions than on their mind. Some work easily, do not need correction (remember Mozart genius who surprised Saglieri with his music, written without any mistakes or correction, as being dictated by a Divine Power), some other work hard, erasing, changing, improving endlessly. What is important for me is to be true to myself and work, and work and work to update my potential and take benefit, as much as I can, from the encounter with the superior intuition. Intuition does not change the data, memories and feelings, but uses it all as a raw material, changing, refreshing the way I look at it, raising my understanding to a deeper level which then brings me to a creative expression.