September 26, 2007
The Art of making Art
The first rule in the Art of making Art, I suppose, is that one ought to at least enjoy it. In practice, this is easier said than done though. So often it seems almost impossible to just relax and enjoy the process.
They didn't put 'Dead' in the word Deadline without reason. Deadlines, when combined with with the inner critic have a nasty habit of getting in the way of simple enjoyment at it's finest.
But Art is supposed to be fun. Sometimes we just have to put a foot down to insist that it stay that way!
I'd advise anyone foolhardy enough to embark on an Art making venture to allow lots of elbow room for yourself. Allow no one to elbow in on your territory of artistic Happiness! That is YOURS and yours alone! Not even that pesky inner critic should be allowed to mess things up.
It's almost a whole other art form to figure out how to relax and enjoy making Art... but still get it done on time.