Art in the time of a global pandemic. Who thought that would be a thing we'd be writing about here? Not you? Me either.
Language Fails Us
Have you ever had the thought that words aren't enough? That there is no language for the idea you're trying to express? I've heard people say they dance to express the things they can't express any other way. And, well, I totally get it. While that's not the case for me (I dance because I'm … Continue reading Language Fails Us
Motivation Is Not The Problem
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
Stop Overthinking It. You’re Smarter Than You Know.
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.
We Are Terrible At Doing What We Say We Want To Do
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
Stupid Artist Jargon, Part 2: The Creative Process
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
Stupid Artist Jargon, Part 1: The Creative Prompt
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
Quit Kidding Yourself, You’re Not a Genius
If our understanding of the world were based solely off of the most shared, viewed, read, or liked headlines online, they would have you believing that because you create you're a genius and if you're not making brilliant work all you have to do is find a way to tap your latent genius. Don't believe … Continue reading Quit Kidding Yourself, You’re Not a Genius
Unicorns Suck, Roadblocks Rule, and Inspiration is B.S.
Before you try it, let me warn you about the perils of google-ing "creativity". The only thing you'll find are countless articles and programs teaching you how to "unleash," "harness," or "tap into" your creativity. I'm going to let that sink in for a minute. . . . Everything about those statements implies that we have this … Continue reading Unicorns Suck, Roadblocks Rule, and Inspiration is B.S.
What I’m Learning From Rejection
"Hello, Thanks for the submission but it falls out of the scope of opportunities published on the website." That was an email response I received from a large site/publication listing dance opportunities around the world. One that I thought would be a perfect place to spread the word about The Iteration Project given its international … Continue reading What I’m Learning From Rejection