Trying to get my focus back onto my artwork, after a summer of losses and lovely slow days spent with my children.

(via Nanashi)

After decades of working with artists and studying their behavior, Maisel realized that something very much like obsession was at the heart of the creative process. When he enlisted test subjects to obsess on purpose, he found improvements in their concentration, capacity for tackling big projects, and ability to solve problems -- artistic, personal, or professional.
And so, he reasoned, by giving our creative impulses time and space, they can develop into what he calls a productive obsession -- something you choose to engage in because it fascinates you and ultimately leads you to create something.

Read more at Wholeliving.com: Perfect Brainstorm: How to Tap Your Inner Genius

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