Mining for magic

'So, how do you begin a painting?'

 Weirdly, I've never been asked this question before until recently – and I found I was at a bit of a loss as to how to answer.

So I've been thinking about it.

And I've decided that part of the answer comes from not believing in the 'real world'. 

You know what I mean by the 'real world' – bills, laundry, the news, stress – grown-up stuff, basically. Because at times, it can threaten to take over.

You have to remember it's all just a construct, and throw it off. At least for a little while, anyway. And I can tell you - sometimes this is easier said than done! 

I find that I have to clear this clamouring 'noise' before I can hear the magic

I think that's a good starting point.