Thursday, September 15, 2005

Capacious

The birth of an idea.
The beginning of creation.
An empty canvass.
That is all it takes.
To start a work of art.
In the simplest of ways.
In the most complicated of forms.
It comes out.
Because the mind is capacious.
So it creates.



43 comments:

rusty said...

One does not need an empty canvas always... to create.....an old canvas can be reused...sometimes...past paving the way for future ....maybe comin back disguised...

>|' ; '| said...

a blank canvas is a good thing...it will be untouched by others...u can let ur imagination run wild...untainted...

Rama The Drama said...

i think we are incapable of experiencing emptiness..we are hardwired to fill that void..methinks..just like that of an empty canvas!I like the way how u give meanings to the pictures u click(or is it the other way ?)!

thoughts said...

for some reason rusty's remark reminded me of books - i love new books... untouched.. untainted.. their fresh smell.. but then i love ol' books - the yellow pages.. the ol' odor... the scribblings.. giving an insight to what the owner of the book felt... correlating, debating with the idea, thinking of new perspectives...

its an excitement ... mebbe of diff sorts.. with both old book/ old canvas.. new books/ empty canvas...

in both cases.. the mind always creates..things of endless possibilities... yup it's truly capacious :)

Pincushion said...

Hmmmmm...
is it the canvas that beckons?
is it the thoughts that want to be
one with the canvas?
Sometimes I feel creation is just emptiness in motion...
ultimately both are beautifuland powerful!

Prerona said...

Hmm

Anil said...

ah, such a beautiful shot...love the inherent atmosphere...the mellow light...the words complementing it...

eden said...

wow love this picture! i like the bright colors and the combinations.
nice words too!

Ubermensch said...

Mind is infinitely empty, capacious is a nook thats all!
Ubermensch

finnegan said...

i prefer the blank canvas untouched---leaving the mind free to project what it will, or simply to let the play of light let you know it is there.

patina said...

beautiful warm touchable colors in this photo. very interesting and delightful to think about.

feminine expressions said...

your words draw me back to my own space...they beg me to come to meditation to explore so much untapped capacity. inevitably after spending time there my world creates...

what wisdom you offer for pondering...

mermaid said...

You've captured the beginning of any creation so well here: a blank page, or a canvas, or a melody, or an experiment, or an idea.

Sometimes the idea is old, sometimes it is new. I find that it is old, and constantly reshaped and redefined by experiences, especially the ones we accept. The ones we fight are the ones that get buried beneath "new" ideas, which are really old ones.

Phoenix said...

I dont know about others, and certainly my mind is not, but yours is cerainly creative AND capracious.

Good job, like always!

pinkblog78 said...

A blank canvas is like silence, silence is nothingness, nothingness is soothing.

Jithu said...

from nothingness to everything.. thts wt creativity is..

Phal said...

oh that's a lovely space! What is the red? It's so out there and grabbing!!! I know you won't tell me where this gallery is, but tell me, it is a gallery right?

Zee said...

Excellent! I'll want to read this one every day.

chaos said...

a blank canvas is OK, imagine you have to do something to a canvas which has been paited badly... making it into a piece of art is mind boggling...

J said...

How blank will the canvas be with the help of a blank mind?

. : A : . said...

rusty - Yes, one does not need an empty canvass all the time.

-Poison- - And it is yours to create.

Ramchi - Interesting perspective. It is a mixture of both ways.

thoughts - Very interesting. I also love new books. I think it is the smell more than anything else.

Pincushion - Love the phrase "creation is just emptiness in motion".

Prerona - Hmm?

Anil, eden, patina, Phoenix - Thanks.

Ubermensch, Zee - :-)

finnegan - That is what brings out the bigness in creation.

feminine expressions - My pleasure.

mermaid - Thanks for sharing your thoughts, as always.

pinkblog78 - Profound.

jithU - Agree.

Phal - I think the red was a temporary wall paper. It caught my eye too. And yes, it is a gallery.

chaos - Guess it is.

J - Maybe both will get filled up in the process?

jawaher said...

can I say WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW :)....what about other things' creation ??? for example a creation of a chemical experiment ;)

Sudarshan said...

Very true

. : A : . said...

jawaher - Thanks. I don't know much about Chemistry though.

Sudarshan - Thanks.

Lasto-adri *Blue* said...

looks gorgous!

Geetanjali said...

"Because the mind is capacious.
So it creates."

Oh yes - completely agree with that!

As always the image and text fit like a hand in glove!

aristera says said...

beautiful pic.

Ram said...

i like the colors in your pic.. the reds and yellows, kind of set the mood for beginning of a creative process, which you have written about..

atomicvelvetsigh said...

painting a picture thru words.. or is it putting to words a picture?

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Or a blank page, a spark, a dream

Anonymous said...

Wow we had cross connection over here...we seem to think a like check my post in June

http://iamnasra.blogspot.com/2005/06/empty-canvas-without-poetry.html#comments

Naasra

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Hope you don't mind I added your link

stan laurel said...

If only my blank canvasses would spark and engulf in wild flames for me to create! I need something emotional! You do a wonderful job of creating something out of nothing.

Extempore said...

Everybody's already said what I wanted to so I am going to content myself with saying just how *awesome* I think the colours are.

Gorgeous shot, A! :)

AmitKen said...

nice :o) very well put.

Diva said...

"Art, to whatever degree we can get a handle on (I'm not sure that we really can) is a process. It begins in the heart and the mind with the eyes and hands."
--Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, "Fish Story", 1994

www.gypsynan.blogspot.com said...

what is the picture of? Is that the start of your creation? Are you going all American and handy and DIY? Which is great! Sorry for this unpoetic appreciation-but still apprciative :)!

Brood Mode said...

A canvas is never empty to an artist. The atrist sees it's final form even before touching it. All the artist does is make others see it too.

PS: It's been such a long time since i blogged/read blogs that i've been missing some of ur better posts.

. : A : . said...

Lasto-adri *Blue* - Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

Geetanjali, aristera says, Ram, AmitKen - Thanks!

atomicvelvetsigh - A bit of both actually.:-)

Sue hardy-Dawson - Yes. Thanks for adding the link. I don't mind at all.

Naasra - Will check it now.

stan laurel, Extempore - *bows*

Diva Drip - Wonderful quote. Thanks for sharing it here.

gypsynan - It is an art gallery. Unfortunately, not my creation. I only took the picture.

Brood Mode - It has indeed been a long time. Welcome back and thanks for your perspective.

yvaine said...

A canvas isn't always blank! I guess a blank canvas is subjective.

. : A : . said...

yvaine - Agree. It is how you see it.

Anonymous Poet said...

A wonderful, succint meditation on creativity.

Thanks!

. : A : . said...

Anonymous Poet - :-)