I like landscapes with open spaces. I wonder if there is a connection between this and an open mind / the possibility to open your mind up. To me, it fels like it. I think this is why I visit those places when I need new inspiration and to come up with new ideas.
Before I had a studio in a house along with 20 other artists, and it suited me just fine. But it was only a renovation contract and we had to move two years ago. So, now I have a studio at home. And when I need some inspiration I try to and visit a colleague´s studio and bring some writing and painting material. Last week I visited my friend Monica Blomqvist in her studio, and we had a workshop. It really made my day.
The hungarian photographer Brassaï interviewed Pablo Picasso over a 30-year-long interview series, (October 25, 1881–April 8, 1973) collected in Conversations with Picasso. When Brassaï asks whether the painter’s ideas come to him “by chance or by design,” Picasso slips in some sidewise wisdom on the tyranny of “creative block” and responds: I don’t have a clue. Ideas are simply starting points. I can rarely set them down as they come to my mind. As soon as I start to work, o