Today I am in an organizing and collecting mood. I have found that I have quite a lot of these Anni Albers inspired line drawings. They are something I always return to.
Do you have an inner art critic? How do you go about silencing him/her/them?
Julia Cameron, who wrote the definitive book on maintaining creativity, “The Artist’s Way,” calls the inner art critic “the Censor,” and suggests visualizing him in a funny way to take away his power. The point is that the inner critic does not speak “truth,” instead he just blathers on and on with useless criticism. I like to picture Anton Ego, the food critic from Ratatouille:
Lately I’ve been having a creative block. But not just the normal, “I don’t know what to work on” block. This one has been more existential. In the past few years I have been reading (and practicing) the work of Eckhart Tolle, and I often think about how his philosophy relates to being an artist. Read more
“Aspire to lead a quiet life, mind your own affairs, and work with your hands.” Words to live by. Thessalonians 4:11-12.