Tuesday, August 14, 2007


I was reading Robert Genn's newsletter today and it said this...
The art of remaining mute is one of the keys to personal
creative evolution. By speaking out and expressing our plans we often diffuse
our need to do. It's as if some of the energy required to produce the creative
product is already used up by the words themselves.
See! That's why I need to do before I tell. Otherwise it might not happen at all. It has nothing to do with being secretive. It's about creative evolution.

So I could tell you what I am planning to do next, but then I might not have enough energy to continue fighting with my printer. It already won Round 1, so I really need to be in top shape tomorrow.


Billie Crain said...

interesting point of view on the subject, Stacy. kinda like making a list which makes us feel we've already done something toward achieving the task. yay! then we stare at the list and become overwhelmed by it. we create our own pressure cooker. nothing saps my artistic energy like pressure.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

So how long to you let ideas run around like kids on a sugar high before they become drawings and paintings?

Jeanette said...

My ideas for art stay in my head firmly until I can put them on paper. The time frame for that happening is usually very swift,but I don't share those ideas until they are well in progress.

Anonymous said...

Yes.. creative evolution. Also like making a good soup... a plan, a bit of this, a bit of that, tweak it, taste it, share it

Mary said...

This is a good point with a lot of things in life. I think I havbe experienced several. :)

Stacy said...

So I see I am not the only one who thinks silence is good.

Billie, I happen to be a list making girl. I think because I see lists as giving me options. If I don't want to tackle job number one I can always skip down to job 5. And it relieves the pressure of trying to remember it all.

Greg, sometimes my ideas need to run around for a long time before they become drawings or paintings, sometimes it happens pretty quickly. Depends on how interesting I find the idea and how capable I feel of being successful. Some ideas need to wait until my skills rise to the level of my vision.

Jeanette, do you ever have trouble finishing something that you showed earlier in the process rather than later? The further along I am when I share the more likely I am to finish it.

I like that analogy Robin!

Mary, I agree, I do this with more than just my art work. In fact I started practicing silence years before I ever picked up a paintbrush.

Billie Crain said...

Stacy, i'm a list maker, too. wonder what that says about me?