Pondering, Preparing and Playing (July 4-10)

" The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves" - Carl Jung

This week was all about play, letting my creative mind play with images, ideas and emotions. Allowing my ideas space to grow and letting my play instinct take over. Making a dance film around the topic of being a mother and an artist at times feels like an impossible task, and it is easy to get bogged down in logistical details, and smother the creative force that compelled me to start this journey. While there were plenty of "tasks" to be completed, emails to be sent, costumes to be fitted and ordered and details to organized I found time to just be with my ideas and let them play and swirl around in my head. It is no coincidence that ideas and solutions began to fall into place as I was literally playing and spending time with my son. 

 A photo captured by my son while we were playing in the pool. Part of the film will take place in the water. 

A photo captured by my son while we were playing in the pool. Part of the film will take place in the water.