I found some sage words of advice in one of the most unlikely places yesterday...facebook. A couple friends of mine shared this and I did what it suggested...stole it and shared it some more. I think there is something for everybody in this post/article. It is well written, direct and easy to get your head around. In my mind, this is the basis of teaching a professional practices class at the college level, but I doubt that this type of a shining and succinct nugget of wisdom is being handed down on a regular basis... Having an issue related to your creative well being? Concerned about running out of ideas? Need motivation? Feeling alone in your struggles?
Please read here...How to Steal Like an Artist.
"Art that only comes from the head isn’t any good. Watch any good musician and you’ll see what I mean."
The quote above comes from that post and before people start screaming "anti-intellectualism"...be the intellectual...or at least continue to pretend to be and read the article. And speaking of watching some good music...you may have noticed I added yet another "thingy" on the sidebar. I think I am going to leave it there too. I know that it clutters up my space some and competes with my lead off image, but I think I can deal with that. I plan on posting new music or music related to my post or just something that I happen to be digging at the moment. You can check it out ...or not. Today I have featured a young band I am really into right now...Beach Fossils. They have a slightly retro dreamy sound that still manages to get off the ground too. Look at these guys...I love this video...that's how I wish I was dancing around in the studio. Maybe soon.