The Creative Process is Internal

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The creative process isn’t a thing that’s visible because it’s created in our own minds. So we shouldn’t expect it to be understood by anyone else.

We have secrets, us creators, but the truth of the matter is, the creative process looks like writing the same idea in 50 different ways and deleting them all. It looks like three am ideas forgotten or typed up with blurry eyes. It’s caffeine highs and caffeine free for the day with hope that the spark might…. maybe…. possibly return for just a moment.

When it doesn’t, it looks like tears and manic episodes and madness. Tantrums with myself that no one else would truly understand.

Hearing the words, “Why don’t you just do it?” over and over again.

And there’s a possibility that I could, but this internal creative process is the biology of the artist. It’s greatness folded in with the limitations of being human.

This is what makes an artist a living work of art.



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