So, at the Bishop-Daisy show, I couldn’t help but notice a woman in the front row working on a sketchpad as she listened to the duo perform. It immediately piqued my interest.
I’m a big proponent of creativity acting as a catalyst for more creativity, more ideas, more thoughts, an elevated state of wellness. I like being surrounded by art. I think it’s good for me, and I don’t think I’m alone in benefiting from an environment of creativity. But especially when I’m writing, whether it be a fiction novel or jazz content, having a creative environment is almost a necessity. It keeps things fluid. Creativity isn’t something that’s contained or grasped. Creativity is channeled. And to be surrounded by art is to construct an intangible infrastructure in which to nurture the channeling of creativity.
But that’s just what I think. In any event, once the show was over, I had no choice but to introduce myself. The artist’s name is Sandra Oppegard, and she was sketching the artists in action. And, graciously, she shared the sketches with me, and gave me permission to post them on the site. I just thought it was a nice addition to the show coverage, and really put a fine point on how creativity has no beginning, no end, but exists as a timeless interaction of the ideas that spark our consciousness.
Here are some of those sketches (all rights and permissions retained by the artist, Oppegard, and, again, my thanks to her for allowing me to post them here):