Make Your Maps as You Go

Joan Miró, La Leçon de Ski, 1966, Sofia Imber ...

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How to Discover Your Own New Worlds

Step 1: Lose the Way

The first step . . . shall be to lose the way.– Galway Kinnell

It’s important to forget what you are doing–then a work of art may happen. — Andrew Wyeth

If you have any notion of where you are going, you will never get anywhere.– Joan Miró

Step 2: Open Your Mind

If one looks at a thing with the intention of trying to discover what it means, one ends up no longer seeing the thing itself, but thinking of the question that has been raised. One cannot speak about mystery; one must be seized by it.– Rene Magritte

We have to sleep with our eyes open, we must dream with our hands.– Octavio Paz

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.– Franz Kafka

Step 3: Make Up Your Own Explorations, Expeditions and Experiments

I began with charcoal and paper and decided not use any color until it was impossible to do what I wanted to do in black and white. I believe it was June before I needed blue.– Georgia O’Keeffe

Step 4: Go Back to Step 1

Since our vision is so limited. Let’s go!– Rumi




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1 Response to Make Your Maps as You Go

  1. Schamael says:

    This is great advice! Thanks for subscribing to my blog, and on looking at yours, I think I might return the favour! Some interesting stuff going on here. 🙂

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