Saw this recently in a teacher lounge. It gave me A New Hope.
And a bad pun.
What inspires you to make things, even silly ones? Does it come naturally or do you cultivate opportunities to improve your productivity?
I used to have some concerns with that, perhaps thinking if it wasn’t organic it might not be pure enough to reach artistic heights.
That’s crap. Improvisation, serendipity, structure, craven commercialism, planning, editing, incremental steps: they all have a place in creation and can bring us to an artistic result.
But that’s for the audience to judge. And you can’t be the audience in the middle of creation; you’re too close in space and time to get the full picture.
First, make something. Then step back and let somebody else look at it.
Who cares what they think? That’s a different story.
P.S. I like a lot of stuff I put together; some people hate their own stuff. But I enjoy the process and that’s enough to get to the next thing. Which is sometimes the salve on the wounds from the previous experience.