Maybe you've been wondering who exactly Lauren Slone and Helen Hansen French are. Maybe you haven't but now that I've suggested it, you want to know. Slone and French are two incredible women who grew up in the same place, have travelled the world, continue to make work, dance, and be complete all-stars, and now produce … Continue reading Who Are Lauren Slone and Helen Hansen French?
About the TIP + BEACON Collaboration If you weren’t with us for Iteration 17 or are not familiar with BEACON, it’s an annual performance series co-produced by Helen Hansen French and Lauren Slone in partnership with The Palladium theater in St. Petersburg, Florida. As Slone says, "Helen and I created BEACON with the idea that St. Petersburg (our … Continue reading TIP + BEACON: A Community-Wide Project
Given the endless number of articles titled 15 Reasons Why... Introverts Hipsters Extroverts Southerners Californians Men Women *insert any group of people* ...Are The Best, it seems we're all searching for validation that it's okay to be the person we are. This feeling of being too this or too that is everywhere. Consequently, in an … Continue reading On Silence and Validation
There are countless self-help books out there on motivation: what it is, why it's important, how to keep it, how to get more, and how to give it to others. What if I told you it's not the fact that you have too little of it that's the problem, but the fact that the idea … Continue reading Motivation Is Not The Problem
Depending on your line of work, where you live, or whether you're a student or not, we all break up the passage of time in different ways. Maybe August marks the beginning of the year for you. Maybe it's January 1. Either way, there's usually a point in the year at which we take time … Continue reading 12 Lessons in 12 Months
You know that saying, "the more you know, the more you realize you don't know"? As creatives, we're often (not always, but often) on the hunt for more information, more knowledge, more experience, more more more, in a quest to be better and do better. For the most part, this is a great thing. It … Continue reading Stop Overthinking It. You’re Smarter Than You Know.
Sometimes it's hard to admit we can't do it all ourselves and sometimes we don't even realize we're trying to. This week we're picking up where we left off with our last blog post with a closer look at your responses to our creative process survey. This time, I was actually surprised by your answers. The … Continue reading Quit Being Stubborn and Take The Help
Remember that Creative Process survey I sent out several weeks back? I posted it on social media, included it in a weekly newsletter and sent it to my friends and colleagues. Some of you took it, most of you didn't (it's never too late to take it, hint hint), but for those of you who … Continue reading We Are Terrible At Doing What We Say We Want To Do
See the thing with the creative process is that the more you try to pin it down, the more elusive it becomes. The more you try to define it's boundaries, the more nebulous it is. The more you try to do anything with it, the more it fights back. And, if you've ever found yourself … Continue reading Stupid Artist Jargon, Part 2: The Creative Process
The professional art world can be elitist. Or so it seems. The average person doesn't regularly bathe in the jargon of the art world or take a deconstructive approach to post-modern conceptual kinaesthetic land art. Thinking about this very thing--not land art, but jargon--I realized that I have been using terms in The Iteration Project's … Continue reading Stupid Artist Jargon, Part 1: The Creative Prompt