I was struggling with what to write on my blog this week, when my partner who is an amazing musician told me not to put that stress on my self, “this is something fun, relaxed and an opportunity to explore, don’t make it stressful”, was his advice. Very good advice, so I took it on.
Friday after a couple of wines he popped out to get chips for our unusual “high carb” dinner when suddenly the topic of Selfishness vs Creativity came into my head, do I need to become one of those selfish creative people that makes my life all about photography and everything else can come second; do I need to become like this to progress with speed as it’s just not happening at the moment?
My brain is ticking, my eyes are always moving, moving, moving. I’ve always had an opinion that creative people are selfish people, and I always said that they have to be selfish to master their art. Well, this has been my opinion anyway, and, I think I’m starting to confirm it, feel it and understand it. When I’m walking my eyes are always wondering, my mind is ticking…tic, tic, tick
Do you think it’s rude to have wondering eyes when someone is speaking to you, or to maybe “zone out” for a moment while your mind is obsessing about what is possible, how far this can go?
It seems to be acceptable if a person has truly mastered their art if you have not, then please don’t you dare wonder and tick, tick, tick!
After retuning with a rather large amount of chips I informed my partner that I had just written my blog and he said “you see, it just comes to you, you can’t be pushed into creativity, you have to grab it when it comes”