Create From The Heart NOT The Head


“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” – Marc Chagall

Flowers by Jennifer Dye Visscher on The Feeding Edge


I have a tendency to over think pretty much everything. The art I create that I think about loses its heart, its life and all┬áspontaneity. And on top of that I don’t enjoy it when I create something that feels sterile to me.

July has been very busy – and wonderful. I’m spending time with my nephews, exploring the coast of Oregon with my mom, meeting friends I’ve met from blogging and being an AS Advocate, and working on a big webinar I’ll be doing the end of this month for a very large corporation. I’ve loved every minute and look forward to all the plans and visiting still to come but I cannot wait for August.

You see, I’m giving myself the month of August to make art. That will be my only task, my only focus, and my only job. I will be on sabbatical from all of my online advocacy work and I will be painting some BIG pieces again. It has been so long since I’ve painted large pieces – oh my, 8 years. It is time.

I’ve also decided to stop telling you all my plans because they seem to change as soon as I put them down here on my blog. (giggles happening now) But, I guess that is the wonderful thing about life, we can go with the flow when need be. My heart is calling me and I’m working really hard to stop listening to the logical and frightened voices of reason inside of me screaming for me to do the proper and expected thing, instead of what my heart is calling for. Why do I do that over and over and over in life? Especially when the times I do something from my heart – what comes out is glorious! Glorious for me. I have to learn to let go over and over again. But it is worth staying the course and finding my way back to this place. This is the place I belong – where I feel most at home and the place I can let this thing inside me come out in the way it is supposed to.

So here’s to August and listening to the call of my heART. I’m going to make a mess – a super fabulous and glorious mess and fling some paint to my hearts content.




In The Studio Today, July 17, 2012 I created this digital painting of a vase of flowers. I could paint flowers over and over and over again.


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1 comment for “Create From The Heart NOT The Head

  1. Ardientei
    July 18, 2012 at 6:13 am

    very true JENNA!

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