I am getting more and more interested in exploring what it is that makes me want to paint. I don’t know how many time I have decided to stop, and it always crawled back in. And the thing that wants me to paint isn’t content with painting just anything. It doesn’t want me to use joyful colors on easy-to-hang canvases. It is quite specific in its ideas.
Stephen Pressfield and Elizabeth Gilbert are both writing about the Muse that has to be evoked in order to make spirited work. Both are good books. But a few days ago I have found the “Course in daimonic creativity” by Matt Cardin, a horror writer. And his muse is obviously of the darker kind. I am not quite finished with exploring this theme. Anyway. Here is a sketch of my muse-daimon and its demands.