For me the creative act is a spiritual experience when I really get into my painting and I just let the spirit in the painting take over. I sing, pray aloud, chant mantras and incantations while I work with the paint to "Court the Muse"
Inspiration is Divine and goes beyond imagination which has a result in mind... inspiration is "In" "spire". We let the Muse, the divine spirit of creativity move in-through us with very little planing, even in choosing the colors and it is all spontaneous... in Zen it is called the "Controlled Accident"
I always let the accidents happen and guided by the the muse incorporate them into my motif of circles. I paint my spirit visions as a spontaneous spiritual expression and capture images of what I see.
I have a healing experience arising from the creative act. I am set free of any tension or worry I might have. I am rapt away in this mystical experience of bliss. I am happy when I paint in an elevated state because I don't plan for a result I just "Go with the flow" let the Spirit of Creativity, my Muse, take over... encouraging and guiding me in creating my works of art.
I call them Spirit Paintings because I capture a moment in the ephemeral vision of the Spirits manifesting in my meditations and contemplation and as I play with sleep
Corry the Psychic
For me creation of my works is a spontaneous experience of "The Controlled Accident".
I don't plan and the only real choices I make are the colors allowing their shape to take on an unfolding of it's own. I know my motif is circles and my paintings are circles within circles because that is the visions I experience and that is the import, the subject of all my works... my visions. I name all my pieces "Wheels Within Wheels" as a reference to the prophet Ezekiel's experience of the "Fiery Chariot" being a spiritual vision and I like to relate to my experience as spiritual visions which I have had periodically since childhood.
I know I am prone to being psychotic as I have been hospitalized a number of times with this condition placing me in a delusional state beyond the ability to cope with the world we share. I am on psychotropic medications daily to mitigate my symptoms so now my hallucinations, my visions do not overwhelm me. Usually they overtake me at night and I peruse painting them as floating spheres of light. My pieces are a snapshot out of a movie capturing only brief flash of an unfolding vision.
I feel my works are inspired because they go beyond imagination into a realm where I become a veichele