The Hidden Sphere
(of Artistic Concerns) Cecil Orion Touchon

What is solid and heavy is the foundation
of what is light and restless.
So too, inner quietude must be the foundation
of artistic activities.

The master craftsman works actively all day
without loosing sight of his inward purpose.
Though a thousand beautiful and fascinating impulses manifest themselves, 
he stays inwardly serene and one pointed. [1]

You are the ruler of your own domain.
Are you going to allow yourself to be swayed
this way and that by your wandering mind?
You will never find your bearings.

Find the source of creativity within yourself, nurture your inner roots.


[1] When you begin a picture, you often make some pretty discoveries. You must be on guard against these. Destroy the thing, do it over several times. In each destroying of a beautiful discovery, the artist does not really suppress it, but rather transforms it, condenses it, makes it more substantial. What comes out in the end is the result of discarded finds. Otherwise, you become your own connoisseur. I sell myself nothing..

Pablo Picasso, 1935

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