Tuesday, February 26, 2008

From the Labz

Being in the creative field for a nice chunk of my life, I wanted to pass on some observations. Awareness and consciousness often come from a little vibration met along the way. This post has to do with what makes us stop and what makes us go on the journey. Small vibrations lead to discovery.

The internal/inspiration to outward manifestation is, essentially, the fire that drives us to overcome daily objections. These objections range from personal and family issues, workload, acts of schlock and the whole geopolitcal gomosphere enacted on you on the daily. Through all of these need-your-attention instantly daily mini-crisis blips, you still have to feed your inner alien creativebot. What makes us remotely interesting is how we handle the business of creating.

We try and separate ourselves from droid-driven schlock meisters and corporate overlords and cubicle-induced dreck. By waging an internal revolution, artists can withstand the tsunami of schlock heaped upon them by the usual perpetrators. Getting to your own personal, sacred secret Labz where you are free to create takes an enormous effort. Just quieting the shitstorm is hard enough, but getting to the clean white space of your canvas can be awfully tough some days. You just have to do it.

The act of committing just a few moments a day to your art (even just meditating on it) is food for your creative soul. Nurturing and caring of your inner alien creativebot in the midst of some corporate-induced glack is like getting good nutrients in your system to fight the infection. By investing in your creative self, you get the equivalent of a running/cardio workout for your artistic life before you head into the valley of the shadow each day. Find that little vibration along the way, it makes all the difference.

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