"In this hurly-burly world, it can be hard to stop and take the time to truly be present — that state of mind in which we shut off the busy chatter in our heads and become aware...."
As an artist I was drawn to this opening thought posted in one of Richard McKinley's articles that make up his Pastel Pointers are featured on the Artist Network website. I am not a pastel artist, but I thought his point was well said. We need to let ourselves slide completely into the present of our art, to let the zen of our creating flow through us completely. You can read the brief article in its entirety HERE.