|Key West Sunset - Sikes photo|
"Imagination is more important than knowledge," Albert Einstein once said.
Imagine that! A man of his brilliance knew the importance of imaginative inspiration. The idea must first grow in the mind before anything can be created.
The idea for the painting comes before the blank canvas can be filled. Even if it begins only with a spattering of paint. We have to decide to spatter and where.
The ideas for a novel comes as characters grow inside our heads. I think they grow more easily when we have an amazing and inspiring setting like Hemingway found in Key West and later on in Cuba, another tropical location.
Settings inspire writers and artists. They inspire romance. Settings mean a lot.
Mary Montague Sikes