I've just counted - my blog postings are about 200 words. Hmm.
Chris Baty in No Plot, No Problem talks of his own experience: '...the pleasure of learning by doing. Of taking risks, of making messes. Of following ideas just to see where they lead. The roar of adrenaline drowned out the self critical voices that tend to make creative play such work for adults.'
Writer Ray Bradbury in the same vein: 'Your intuition knows what it wants to write, so get out of the way.'
Baty says 'The zone - that place where you become a passive conduit to a story....makes life a little more enchanted.'
Nice word enchanted. Enchanted February - would that make a good title? Sounds familiar...
It all sounds a bit like a wing and a prayer to me! But it does sound like fun, and I will do it!
After all what's the alternative? Be a bit down in February like I usually am? Wish the whole month away waiting for Spring? Moan about how dank and muddy and depressing February is?
Nine days to go, in which time I have to come up with seven paintings for two galleries.
To the studio!