Thanks for all your nice words about my blog -- I couldn't do it without you! As I sit here tonight (almost 1:am) after a long day, I realize the last 48 hours have not provided me with anything you want or need to know about.
However, if you haven't read Elizabeth Barton's blog post from today, I highly recommend it. She talks about "intuition" in making art and makes some good points as she interprets the word. I think when we say we work intuitively (well, those of us who do) we may mean that we don't plot everything (or even anything) out in advance. We don't blow up a drawing, trace it, and use it as a template, cutting out pieces to fit. We start working, see what develops, and plan or change direction as we go along. Working intuitively means we know what works when we see it, or know somehow what a piece needs to make it work, without having to look it up in a book. On the other hand,did you ever know that something looked wrong - wasn't working - but couldn't put your finger on why?
Intuition is knowing something without knowing how you know it. It reminds me that when Jessica was little and would say something I didn't expect her to know, I'd ask her "how do you know?" Her answer was always "I just know."
On Elizabeth's blog there is one particular reader comment I found rather snarky but since she has no contact information on her profile, I was not able to snark back. Just as well, I suppose.
Do you define yourself as working intuitively? And if so, what do you mean by it?