When was the last time you were creative just for fun? Just to feel the paint gliding on the brush or the yarn slide off your finger. I won’t tell you how to live your life, but I will encourage you to do silly work. Work whose only audience is yourself. And even if you don’t think it’s good, that’s beside the point.
The point is to let go. There’s a reason they integrate art into therapy, into school days, into “Reduce Your Stress” corporate events. Art helps us understand before our brains can intellectualize.
I’m not Rick Rubin, nor do I claim to be. But the man sure has some good points – be open to inspiration when it comes; make things simply for the joy of making them; forget output; forget “good” or “bad.” All art propels us forward in one way or another.
And if you need further inspiration, well, that’s where the monthly comes in. We bring you incredible projects our clients have imagined, including some showing at Venice, and summer staff book recommendations to hopefully get you out of your head and into your creative outlet of choice.