I’ve added a new category, Creativity, just because I’m trying to get more specific in my tagging. Why? Who knows. I get like that when I’m so busy that my life feels out of control. The rationale being that he more I can organize some things, the less organized I’d feel other places. I also do that when I can’t get into the studio to ‘work’ and all I can do is clean. Whew. Is that making you feel anxious as you read it? It does me.
Anyway, once in a while I go on a quest for interesting blogs…usually over long holidays when I’m home with the kids and we’re having jammie days. I found this post, Creativity on Speed which has nothing to do with my past post, Drugs and Creativity…no, it’s the actual kind of speed…doing things FAST. I found parts of it interesting and it made sense. They talked about things like Poety Slams and I’m guessing that freestyle rapping would be this too. In our world I would compare it to a flame-off. Not so much where you have something planned and rehearsed but maybe more along the lines of giving certain supplies and tools and then a theme right before you start. That would be cool.
So it made me wonder…how do I do, trying to be creative quickly? Yikes. While I don’t sit down and design, there is a very methodical approach to how I come up with designs. And it’s very Zen. Can you be fast and Zen at the same time? I would think so. It’s kind of like the method of listening to loud, hard rock music to calm my mind. The only thing I do quickly is try things out but it’s already come from a pre-conceived idea. Who the heck has time to try these kinds of exercises? Maybe after Tucson.