Kathy has a new book she's reviewing and it is bringing up some interesting thoughts and comments from readers. You might want to check it out.
The book is called
The View from the Studio Door: How Artists Find Their Way in an Uncertain World
by Ted Orland (2006)
This bit struck me today:
One of the … truths about artmaking is that it’s more important to be productive than to be creative. If you’re productive your creativity will take care of itself. If you are not productive then how exactly is it you intend to be creative?
Is that true? Perhaps. If, while you are working at it, you are learning. If not, it's a waste of time, yes?
Anyway, I always enjoy reading the book excerpts Kathy shares and the comments, which are an art education in themselves!
And me, well, I'm still working at it but I do seem to have walked off the beaten path lately and am somewhere in the midst of a wooded area with lots of trees and branches and brambles and other sticky things poking at me. It happens. I'll be back on track soon enough.
Do we all have seasonal stopping points or stumbling points? Mine do seem to come in the last days of autumn.