Creativity and the Art Making Process

I love the Quote by Pablo Picasso "Inspiration exists but it has to find you working".

My creative process involves working hard and then sometimes the muse arrives to lead the way. Making art for me is practice honing my skills and then being ready to listen for what feels right and the way the material wants to be used. 

Instead of waiting for the ideal conditions to create, I just show up at my studio and get to work in the most honest way I can. Having a family, and being over 40 has led me to work this way. Having said that, creating is a very spiritual experience for me, and I make my best work when my heart is leading.

Here's a couple of photographs of my studio, it can be transformed to what I need it to be. It's also my sanctuary.