Today’s Sunday Letters article is an extract from The Artist’s Manifesto chapter three and looks at the contrast in letting it happen versus making it happen. The popular advice and resultant often unchallenged perceptions are that if something is to materialise in our experience then we’ve got to make it happen. It’s as if our precise detailing and planning are paramount and without them, we fail. But this is a false idea.
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Finding a quiet space in which to create is perhaps one of the single most important prerequisites for creative work. This is true now as it has always been, despite the popular modern convention towards collaborative workspaces. Spaces where we allow ourselves to be herded like cattle into boxes by corporate entities who pretend through their willful managers, to care for our wellbeing. They don’t.
How To Create Order From Chaos In today’s Sunday Letters, I’m taking a look at how we can create order from chaos. I’m staying with The Artist’s Manifesto until publication on October 15th, and This article is part two of chapter eight, titled; The Creative Self. Many of us in western industrialised society do not […]
Do know who you are? Are you consistent and steady in your daily creative endeavours, confident in the face of the sometimes harsh responses to your work? Or maybe there is silence, nobody pays attention. How does that affect you? Your driver’s licence has a name and a photograph. Your online social profiles, your employee records, your tax accounts, birth certificate and other records all represent a fixed and unchanging you. But are you fixed and unchanging?