The Page a Day Writers Group

Art to Heart

Posted on: June 15, 2010

Over the past week I’ve written in several new places and have connected with a wild and abundant source of energy from the art I found.  I wrote a scene for my novel at the Museum of Art at Balboa Park. First I wandered through the rooms seeking an emotional hook. I resonated with so many paintings and sculptures I felt overwhelmed. I gravitated toward a large work of tiles and sat in front of them, pen to paper for a good hour. The quiet, intense contemplation from visitors strolling past fed my inspiration. I’m not sure the bustle of a weekend visit would be as conducive to a writing session, though, unless I changed my focus to the study of visitors- hey, a great idea! I love people watching, but on this visit I was craving art-to-heart writing.

On Saturday I visited Liberty Station in Point Loma for the first time and enjoyed the Visions Art Quilt Gallery, the Losina Art Center and the San Diego Watercolor Society Gallery. I was so mesmerized by a quilt titled “While We Slept” by Katherine Allen, I wrote a poem about it on the spot. Satisfying!

I then gathered information from Dance Place San Diego about various classes and attended Jean Isaacs’ Spring Dance Showcase performance later that night. I scribbled notes on my program in the dark; the performance filled my creative cup with visual details and emotions. I returned to Jean Isaacs studio today for a modern dance class, soon to be translated and morphed into a fictional scene.

I love the flowing river of muses swimming together through deep and shallow currents- art inspiring more art, ideas sparking more ideas. Jump in!


2 Responses to "Art to Heart"

What a great outing! Art inspires my writing, too. 🙂 I enjoy reading this blog. I’m part of a group blog, too, (The Parking Lot Confessional) and know it takes a team effort to make a good group blog. I’ve given you an award! You can pick it up here:

Wow! Thank you, Amy! We are honored 😀 and will definitely check out The Parking Lot Confessional- love the name of your blog!

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The Page a Day Writers Group is a diverse collection of wonderful writers based in San Diego, CA. We've been meeting monthly since 2004. Our primary function is in-depth writing critique, marketing and brainstorming, but there's usually some wine, chocolate and ribaldry involved too. We write fantasy, humor, literary fiction, nonfiction, romance, thrillers and YA. Join us on our journeys to publication and the wonderland beyond!


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