A Path Of Errors

“Honor thy error as a hidden intention.“—Brian Eno, Oblique Strategies When we do creative work, we will make a lot of mistakes along the way. At least that is how it will feel. Our projects will not always come out the way that we wanted. We will sometimes find it difficult to get our ideas…

On Medium And Materials

We may have a vision for what we want to create, but the medium and the materials we are working with have a say as well. Between inspiration, intention, and creation, things often change, and the way that our work manifests may be totally different than what we first envisioned. This is part of the…

The Joyful Mystery Of Creativity

We do not necessarily get to choose what inspires us. If we are dedicated to doing creative work, we must rely to some degree or another on inspiration. We do not always know where it will come from. It may be intrinsic or it may be extrinsic. Our job is to show up, to be…

Art Is A Shared Story Of Emotion

“I’m not serving a menu. I’m serving a story. I’m serving my soul. I’m serving a conversation and I want you to talk back to me. I want you to dialogue with me.“—Dominique Crenn Within every artistic expression and experience, there are always many stories being told. There is the story that the artist tells…

It All Begins With A Spark (Or Many)

Me: I’m stuck, dear. What should I write about today? My Daughter: It’s your story. You can write about anything you want.* Quite often, creative work begins as a flicker of an idea, a spark if you will. Most ideas, like most sparks, if not tended to properly, if not given just the right amount…