Principle Six—Showing UpKeeping a sketchbook journal can give us a resource of possibilities. No matter how much or how little time we have for their development, writing down notes on ideas or images is crucial. WriIting them down the moment they come to us is also crucial…
When we give them attention, they grow stronger.
As Emerson wrote, “To believe your own thoughts, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men—that is genius.”
Your call is unique. No life is like yours No one responds to life the way you do. Giving precise expression to that personal press of spirit in the stuff round you—that is “genius.” The word comes from the Latin meaning “in the spirit of a place.” We give voice to how our spirit blossoms in the face of something that moves us.