Sometimes I feel like creativity can be the enemy. My problem is never a shortage of ideas, but feeling swallowed by them. It’s a juggling act, isn’t it?
Do you ever feel overwhelmed and scared at the blank page in front of you? Have you wondered what separates the productive, successful artists from the ones that seem to be in a constant state of chaos?
I recently discovered a new book by Blaine Hogan called UNTITLED: Thoughts on the Creative Process and found it to be such an insightful read, full of truth and practical realizations. I especially loved his thoughts on “getting unstuck”, setting constraints, practicing self-awareness, letting go of fear, and making mistakes.
As an actor, artist, author, and creative director, Blaine understands and describes the creative process as a journey, explaining both the challenges and rewards. UNTITLED is an honest look at the creative life, pointing us in a direction to create our greatest work.
Below are a few more of my favorite quotes…
“Full creative freedom is not really what we need. To create meaningful work, the artist must have constraints. Whether it’s budgets, deadlines, or resource limitations, if not for these boundaries your work will never see the light of day.” -Blaine Hogan, Untitled