Lazy Boy Recliner on the Edge of the Great Abyss
(The Artist’s Guide for True Engagement in the Creative Process)
- Lazy Boy Recliner on the Edge of the Great Abyss
Be comfortable with not knowing what you are doing.
- Sisyphus Says
Be willing to start over any number of times.
- Socrates’ Way
Use philosophical method to reason the many possible solutions a project may have.
Work inductively and deductively and react to ideas.
- Private Eye for the Troubled Guy
Research is a routine part of the creative process.
- Order out Chaos
Organize your time obsessively.
- DaVinci’s Doodles
Work through ideas with preliminary studies/sketches.
- Knievel’s Leap
Take risks in your work.
- Embrace Critique
Consider feedback on your work that you may not like.
- Modus Operandi
New modes of working are usually worth acquiring.
- Yodel with Yoda
Art is about communicating ideas and visual power.
- A Room of One’s Own
Have a quiet and efficient space to work in.
- The Voice of Terror
Don’t be afraid of your own thoughts.
- The Fold
an infinite receptivity; an infinite spontaneity
- The beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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