Staying at home when everyone else is on holiday makes the everyday look a little bit different. The streets are empty, and so are the supermarkets, playgrounds and schoolyards – all deserted. All is peaceful … almost forsaken.
Still I’m here, doing my daily sketches, recording what is.
But I’m not only sketching, peaceful days also leave room for reading. Here is what I’ve learnt from Oliver Sacks this week:
Creativity involves not only years of conscious preparation and training but an unconscious preparation as well. This incubation period is essential to allow the subconscious assimilation and incorporation of one’s influences and sources, to reorganise and synthesise them into something of one’s own.
The essential element in these realms of retaining and appropriating versus assimilating and incorporating is one of depth, of meaning, of active and personal involvement.