The Underground Art School has an open call for submissions. Topic : Back to the Basics of creativity.
This got me thinking… What are the basics ?
And what is the opposite of creativity – death? Stagnation ? Bureaucracy ? Repetition ? No movement, surely.. and passivity. Monotony?
What Un-creativity most certainly is lacking is: play. 🙂
So here is what i came up with: the core of my creative process is play.
I like to see where the line takes me. I enjoy the devil-may-care approach. Whenever i’m too shy to be radical the result is mediocre.
Trying unusual things, failing beautifully, rarely suceeding. Yes, yes, i know how that sounds.
But it might be a quick sketch just for fun or an elaborate layout that i have to build using an existing grid. – everything could happen on that page. Hell, even with harsh restrictions the possibilities are endless and i love that. (I also hate that sometimes, because there is just no end to it and sometimes i don’t know when to stop..) Sometimes you get lucky and magic happens. Sometimes nothing happens.
It’s always new and exciting. I hope that never stops.
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The drawing was inspired by a song by the local band Painter Green „My hand is missing yours“ – obviously a love song, but i kept thinking of my favourite pen..what a big nerd am i, heh? 😉
Pen, if you are reading this: i love you. my hand really is missing yours. Let’s paint the town red tonight!