Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday Inspiration 6: Working

Photo Credit: Chantal Regnault 1983
After reading that Chuck Close quote (that I posted last week) again recently, I can't help but think about how true it is.  

Inspiration, for the most part, cannot be something you wait for.  The little art elves aren't coming.    They're not bringing us magical feelings of creativity.  Inspiration isn't floating in on a summer breeze.  To be inspired is to work toward an idea.  The work feeds other work.  It's inertia.  It's momentum.  To work is to bring about more ideas and more work.  To think about how the work gets made is to think of other ways to make work - it presents options.  It creates choices.

So I guess what I'm saying is...working is good for working.  Weird.

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