Art is a funny beast. Actually, it isn’t necessarily art that’s funny but the mindset that goes into creating the art. Some writers will tell you that the first step is putting a pen to the paper. Just do it, they say.
We start to think like songwriters, and once you get that habit, it stays with you all your life. It motors along in your subconscious, in the way you listen. Our songs were taking on some kind of edge in the lyrics, or at least they were beginning to sound like the image projected onto us. -Keith Richards
But my experience with creating, whether it is song, blog post or product idea isn’t necessarily the act of doing but the act of creating a living mindset. Yeah, doing it is important. But when you open your eyes and start thinking like an artist, the world around becomes a series of interesting stories to explore. And those stories eventually become a part of what you are trying to say, convey or express.
In a sense, it is why we get our best ideas while we are doing things other than working.
And if you are thinking all I am talking about is painting pictures and writing words on paper (or creating music), I’m not. Ideas and inventions happen in this space too. In a sense, when you are tapping into this living mindset, everything around you seems applicable to your mindset. They expound on your idea…flesh it out…make it more real.
Of course, the next step is actually doing it. But that watershed of ideas that seem to flow out of nowhere are being generated because you are in the zone of your art.
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