How to Rise Above The Swarm – Part 3

Master_Nick-RiseAboveSwarm4For some, inspiration is hard to come by. Others have the opposite problem.

How can too much inspiration be a problem?

The muse often sprinkles the next batch of notions upon my over-loaded brow before the current work is complete.

How can one temper such a busy brain?

I listen to audio books while I paint. They distract me from chasing the next dream prematurely, yet they don’t push out the dream in progress. Also, a particularly engaging tale can keep me seated facing the easel when I might otherwise decide that I’d done enough for one night, and toddle off to bed.

Listening to Stephen King’s “IT” a couple nights ago, I painted for hours more than I might’ve, because I just couldn’t stop listening. It had been many years since I’d read the paperback. There was so much with which to be reacquainted. It helped me finish the Blind Seer in relatively short time. (Stay tuned for news of the upcoming unveiling!)

Now, I’m working on a succubus vs. zombie painting, and suitably enough, I’m listening to a tale of The Walking Dead, “Rise of The Governor.”

No, wait. Right now, I’m writing about the arts. Time to log off, and get back to work!

“Rise Above The Swarm”
Painting in progress
Master Nick Roberts © 2013

For stories of zombies, the above-pictured succubus, and other ravenous creatures, acquire a copy of “Gonzombie and Other Dark Tales”

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