I've been nagged for some years now by this internally voiced quality control auditor/minister of aesthetics/authenticity itch. This voice insists that I exercise a much greater degree of specificity, discipline and control over my creative process and tools, while vaguely promising a far more authentic and true representation of my creative vision as the outcome. After quite a bit of honest reflection on my creative output and what I want, I recently came to the conclusion that I am not creating things that are true to what I see and hear within. Not even close. The brutal reality of this internal evaluation is best told another time; creatives can be violent and tyrannical with themselves when it comes to quality. So the real situation is that for the first time in many years, I am willfully and patiently undertaking the process of deep study in order to take my craft and art to a new level. It means that there is a possibility of no new work for a while. But that isn't actually acceptable, so in reality, the new project is to establish a life/work/creation situation in which it is much easier to manifest better music, art, word and life, and in the process of learning, new material will surely slough off. How? Self-study, discipline, practice, repetition, abstraction, immersion, association, intensity and uncompromising commitment to living up to my potential.
- Problem Solving
- Reading... Lots and lots of it
- Failing and getting right back up
- Practicing (insane, blind, no plan-B style, and patient, intelligent, focussed/efficient style)
- Cultivate a personal Theory/Practice/Philosophy/Action network
- Detachment from the outcome
- Investment in myself
- Modeling Solutions
What Is This Project?
The reinvention of my life. Manifesting something I have been dreaming of. Building my art, craft and livelihood consciously, from the very bottom to the top, and honoring the divine architecture behind it.