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Patricia Lappin 's comment on Music Can Boost Creativity

Patricia Lappin
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Thanks Keith, for your comment and questions. I fit the music to my mood first -- then let the painting come from that. It is a bit like plein air painting, you can return to a place that you know and love and on any given day, no inspiration. Some days I like quiet music, or somber or lively. That is first.

The music abstracts have helped me tune in to myself and my emotions in a way that I have never done before. I have the canvas prepared on the easel, the paints on the palette and turn on the music and just stand there with my eyes closed for a few minutes -- asking myself 'what color do I feel' 'what action is suggested'.

Once I get started it takes on a life of its own.

I realized early that I need to have several pieces going at the same time so I needed to take notes on color and music selection -- it could be weeks before I was ready to go back for the next layer. I have filled 5 notebooks over the years.

Look forward to your comments. Pat



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