This weekend, we went to see Stevie Nicks in concert.
Before singing her next song, she shared with us how it was born.
Many years ago, Stevie was with a group of friends in Aspen CO.
They'd rented a big home with sweeping views of the snow covered mountains.
At dinner time, everyone was preparing to go out for the evening.....
but Stevie was enraptured with the incredible view - one she said is still unsurpassed.
"No, I'll not be joining you for dinner," she said.
"I have a song to write."
So for the next two hours, Stevie sat on the floor with her guitar and notebook.
The poetry and melody poured out of her easily.
Some things you just know - and Stevie KNEW
this was the song that would change the course of her career.
And indeed it has.
Here's a bit of that "masterpiece".
Not to compare my art or my process to Stevie's, but I understand
the feeling of "just knowing" when you've hit a new level creatively.
About a year ago, I painted the piece below on the left.
Immediately, I KNEW that everything (art wise) had changed for me.
With it came a change in palette, depth, texture and artistic direction.
For sure, not every painting since has been a success, but I have a "feeling" I seek to re-create.
The "feeling" of ease and flow and depth.
To that, I continually aspire.
That piece won a blue ribbon at a local art show this weekend -
a bit of feedback always helps affirm your direction!
How 'bout you?
Ever experience "JUST KNOWING" creatively?