Creativity is a path, a journey, and like all journeys, the work produced at the end is just the icing on the cake. One destination leads to the next adventure and if you pay attention to the roadblocks, the stumbles as well as the scenery, one's life is enriched and perhaps even justified.
I'm in that midpoint of a journey right now, not so sure where it's leading me. I'm working on several pieces, each of which looks like it came from a different set of hands and eyes. I'm a bit wigged out with the baggage I'm carrying -- I do after all have a LARGE solo show due in Temple November 2016, and I want to take advantage of the expansive tall-ceiling gallery space and the generous exposure during the Christmas season of performing arts in the same art center.
But, right now, I see nothing else to do but put one foot in front of the next, explore and invent, wander a bit.
If you are in the middle, like me, here are a few suggestions. (Notice how I give myself good advice when I sit down to write this monthly epistle? -- that's the magic of the creative process.)