The creative process includes accepting mistakes and learning to trust that they can lead to a surprise, an insight, a deeper understanding or even a better idea than the one you started with. I have to relearn this lesson regularly. But mistakes or mis-steps or getting stuck or blocked--can be accompanied by horrible self doubt … Continue reading Keep going. Keep Going. Don’t quit.
"No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty" (George Eliot) FALTERER: Someone who is unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence; I don't want to be a falterer but I think I might be one. At least sometimes. I can lose my direction and my motivation and I can … Continue reading Facing the uncertainty.
I wrote this post last summer. Wow. It's been almost a year since I have come back here. I have been so busy working on my plays that I haven't come back to tell you about my progress or anything else. I think I better keep this promise that I made to myself last July. … Continue reading Starting Over. Getting back on track.
I am what they call a multi-passionate artist, apparently. I divide my time between theatre making and art making. Some people have suggested that I lack focus. But I am hyper-focused actually. I just like to switch my focus from time to time. I have been told that I will never get anywhere if I don't … Continue reading A defence of doing too many things, and what painting teaches me about writing
"The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater thing". Rainer Maria Rilke Dear writer and artist, I hope that the mountain you may be facing will not be too hard to climb. I hope that today you will write or draw or paint your way through whatever barrier seems to be … Continue reading