What’s the device that unlocks you? Is it the camera, a pen, or a paintbrush?
Creativity is a passport to freedom. We combine divergent tools to strengthen the entire arsenal.
The running conversation in your head is to focus on one thing — photographers speak through photos, writers only write, cartoonists draw etc.
We shape our tools. And they shape us.
In exploring different widgets we collect…
Making meaning removes the meaning. What we make is what we want to make. The only supervisor is ourselves.
But we do need signals — something that tells us that we’re moving in the right direction.
Tied up in labor, we forget that the day job is the means of survival. The real sex is back at home.
Accept professions but don’t become them. Go home and rage into your work.
“The muse has to know…
Portrait of an artist by Paul Klee
Paul Klee “Portrait of an Artist, 1927”
Some of us ”sweat the night into words,” the poet Bernard Spencer wrote in his poem “Night-Time: Starting to Write.”
Morning or night, day time or lunch time, it really doesn’t matter when you write. A note, a recording, a scribble — we write it down to remember it now and for later.
Everything goes in the hopper.
The writer often feels compelled to notice and the readiness to do too much. But…
Creativity beats the normal out of you by opening up all possibilities. Why does there always have to be one answer?
The malleability of it — the sheer nature of its plasticity is what draws the creator toward a multitude of solutions.
Should a level of confidence give, what’s works is eventually meant to be broken anyway.
How we rival certitude with curiosity — a myriad of options is the sign…
Everyone is a critic
Not everyone is an artist but everyone is a fucking critic. Marcel Duchamp, French-American painter, sculptor, and writer
Three Worlds by M.C. Escher
We adore chaos because we love to produce order. Three worlds (1955), lithograph by Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher
Artists deepen the mystery
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. Francis Bacon