Priming the Creative Muscle

by Barbara Martin

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This week’s photography challenge is killing my urge to take photographs: give me reason to rebel and I’m all over it!  On the other hand, my collage muscle cranked into gear and took off like a shot this morning. 

Not that I am complaining, mind you. I think any creative endeavor is worthwhile and it all comes together in a synergistic vortex. The more we give our creativity a workout, the more we are able to create and the more easily we can relinquish our censoring rational mindset and relax into our intuitive, creative headspace. In other words, it all spirals into place eventually. Does this happen for you, too?

Here’s another way to look at it: a mashup of  three-legged hops, gentle stretches and fast hurdles get you around the track. It may not look all that hot but you cover the distance. Bonus: If you can consider it a moving meditation then you are truly smokin’.

Anyhoo, that’s it for me. Here are my photographs of  Grammy Award winning bassist/composer/bandleader John Clayton and his son, pianist Gerald Clayton, a two-time Grammy nominee  at this evening’s free jazz concert at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on the Miracle Mile/Museum Row section of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. 

Note:  Be prepared if you click on the thumbnail, the first photo is a huge file so you can enjoy the whole scene.

Oudoor Concert Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles

Free Jazz at LACMA April 15 2011


Clayton Duo Live Jazz Concert in Los Angeles

John Clayton and his son Gerald Clayton

I am thinking about making another week long challenge for myself and anyone else who would like to play next week. Let me know what kind of challenge would interest you?

Also, I really appreciate your encouragement and would love it if you would tweet this up.

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