|A Cave In The Heart 10"x10" mixed media|
But as I painted the other day, the words "navigating by heart" bubbled to the surface of my little mind pond and I realized that for once this is what I was doing. The imposing navigational device of my mind had dropped off the charts (perhaps for scheduled maintenance?).
|Continental Heart Drift mixed media 8"x10"|
|Rounding The Cape of Good Hope mixed media 12"x12"|
And so it is with the process of creating as you stand before your project. The head is limited to what it can conceive of but the heart is open to unknown possibilities, its maps and charts are less well defined, more amorphous. Because of this the heart has a reach that is greater than the head's and that's why it's navigational powers hold such strength. The heart is charting the course by a map that the eyes cannot see, traveling in terrain where the mind doesn't go. There are stars shining in the darkness that the heart navigates by. There are tangles in the bushes that the heart somehow eerily anticipates, if you let it.
I recommend heartily (pun intended) that you get yourself over to the hardware store of your inner knowing, close your eyes and pick out a heart compass that is vibrating at just the right frequency for you. Pick up a few and hold them. You will know the right one by how it feels in the palm of your hand. There are wonderful topographical maps and charts of vast inner oceans waiting for your heart compass to navigate. I wish you wonderful travels.