Open Book: Creativity is a rigorous process

I stumbled on a page in my journal, a reminder that the artist practice is a rigorous one, a deliberate one, filled with process, craft, and choices. Words do not simply fall on writers’ pages; writers seek out those words through reading, through conversations, in lived or imagined experiences.

The artist practice is one with purpose, one with planning, but also one of doing. Making is doing. We can sit around and stir our ideas in our heads or we can try them on, try them out, take risks, and see what happens. We can learn from other artists that are meandering through their own making, their own processes. We can share our ideas and collaborate freely, openly, engage in creative transparency where working, making, producing is a shared experience.


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