Showing Up to Meet New Ideas

Every morning when we open up our office for work, we take a minute to look at this image taped on our wall, of artist Lucio Fontana approaching a blank canvas. We never tire of it.

We think two things: That canvas is the day or a project or a new path, full of possibility AND…

Look at the courage of that man, forthrightly walking up to a blank canvas to make the first mark, that will determine the ones to come.


The image is fuel and reminder, to have courage and START…

Begin anywhere.

We know that once we do, any fear will recede and ideas will come to meet us. Gary Snyder described this very amazing process in “How Poetry Comes to Me“*

It comes blundering over the
Boulders at night, it stays
Frightened outside the
Range of my campfire
I go to meet it at the
Edge of the light” 


What is your blank canvas?

Ugo Mulas

Ugo Mulas


*The Gary Snyder Reader: Prose, Poetry, and Translations

2 Responses to Showing Up to Meet New Ideas

  1. Meg Manderson 12.14.2015 at 8:06pm #

    My life is my canvas. I start over every day! And now, at 72, I am really starting over. New house, new partner, new life. It feels delicious1

  2. Sally 12.17.2015 at 10:07am #

    Wow, sounds like you hit some big blessings. All at one fell swoop. That is SO great. And love “MY life is a my canvas!”

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