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This week: What Now?

Hey there Folks,
Some weeks I can't even get out of my own way, and starting something--Fugedaboutit. Still working on getting the studio set up and organized (as much as I organize stuff). I have ideas for new projects, but haven't had the energy for them this week, or for the projects that I have actually started.
So anyways what happens after you get your idea? You execute it.
Simple, right? For some, yes. I don't really have a problem when I get going on a project, I just start, and keep on going working through any problems, by either just working through them, or taking time to relax enough about it to figure it out.
  1. On Doing Nothing is about creative idleness and how it helps creativity. Things like taking walks, meditation, and embracing chance.
  2. Chance includes I Ching, Oblique Strategies, (iphone and android links there) which I've loved ever since I found out about them in Coevolution Quarterly and just letting chance take a role in your art.
  3. Or like Jasper Johns said: "Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it."
  4. Or: Cut ups
  5. Daily Rituals: How Artists Work Basically they are all variations of Chuck Close's  ..."The rest of us show up and get to work."
  6. Also from Close: "The activity itself is what interests me. Almost every idea I ever got I got from working. It’s a good way to keep from getting stuck."
  7. I like to do collages as a form of working things out, and making art. Just throwing stuff onto a sheet of paper and seeing what happens, sort of like Burroughs' cut up above. See some at the link and below.
        
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