I am starting a really fun project, one that I have been wanting to do for a long time… But only recently realized that what I had been looking for was something I should be doing myself!
I am beginning with a podcast on the Creative Process. It will be a mix of interviews, stories, anecdotes, updates from practicing artists, reports from people living lives of discovery. To me, the creative process is more than just about creating art. It is something fundamental to life… the heart of why any of us get out of bed in the morning. Those moments where we seem momentarily lost, but in some seemingly magical moment find ourselves on the other side of it all with something more than we began with.
The creative process touches every part of our lives. You could argue that it is life itself… with our own cells birthing and dying every day, our hopes and dreams growing and fading, the entire scope of our lives defined by these brief moments of choice.
When anything is possible in any given moment, what makes us choose one act over another? When there are many directions to choose from, what leads us down one path instead of the others? Who could we be if we were in tune with our gloriously creative intuitions?
These are some of the questions I will be asking. And, as much as I know about the creative process, I know that one answer that works in one moment is only the springboard to the next moment and the next question and the delicious process of finding new answers amid the apparent chaos.
So, as we put pen to paper, foot to dance floor, hand to lover’s hand, eyes to horizon, bow to string, milestone to project plan… I want to reach out and here how others experience the creative process in their lives. This is more than just art: it’s relationships, it’s business, it’s play. How do *you* live a creative life?
What I’m asking for… first off, I want to talk to the artists out there. I have a few of you in mind already and I will reach out to you directly to see when we can schedule a casual discussion.
I am figuring out the format for the show right now… probably a 30-minute audio podcast at first to keep it simple. I want to have one long-form discussion with a couple of short pieces interspersed within it. Nothing too fancy until I get my footing here and figure out how this might grow into something bigger.
Let me know if you’re interested in being a part of this in any way. We can meet in person or over audio/video call, it doesn’t matter. I have the equipment to make good recordings and will do the editing on my side to fit it within the timeframe I’ve defined.
So, I look forward to chatting with you if you’re up for it!