It is silence and choice, longing and waiting. It is working out and working on. It is holding and giving, clutching and releasing.
You know that popular definition of insanity, right? “Doing the same things and expecting a different result.” Your creativity needs difference and variety of experience in order to be able to make new connections and generate original ideas.
I think it may be becoming a disease of our culture that we have so many things to think about at once that we spend much of our time thinking about nothing at all.
One of the universal questions along the journey of following your passion is, “How do I get better?”
Many of the answers are often wonderful and correct, but vague and confusingly actionable. Here are some less murky things you can start doing today to improve your craft:
Part 2, 5 more questions that every artist should have a good, thoughtful answer for.
Part 1, 5 of 10 questions that every artist should have a good, thoughtful answer for.