Today’s class was day one of Polynesian Deity Sticks. We began our inspirations from mythological gods of Polynesia and quickly veered in the direction of staffs for Egyptian gods due to the vast interest of the students. Ah! One of the many reasons I love art. Inspirations are just that. Ideas that spark the creative engine. When we can learn to ride the waves of imagination and let our inner currents lead the way, the process is far more enriching and satisfying. I try never to stifle an urge. It is where creative genius is born. The dam is broken at the Hay Loft and creativity is flowing. Tomorrow will be an exciting day of whittling, paper mâché, and leather work to finish out our Egyptian staffs.