Things are complicated. Assumptions, beliefs, stray thoughts, strident defenses, the distance between should and can and will–all play havoc with what we need to know to move through the world. One true thing. That’s the goal, find one true thing. It will lead you to the next and then maybe the next or the person with the one after that.
After 27 years in the finance industry, I shut down my LinkedIn page and put up IncorporationsPoetry, making my under-life public. I write, and started shooting to remember the tug of a particular moment that might become a poem.
A year ago a friend asked if I really wanted to die without anyone seeing my work. Another came and took pictures off my walls and out the door. Interesting friends. In the next eight months I’ve shown photos and their poems across northern VA. I write for other visual artists and write text for choral music. I do creativity workshops and am working on a performance art piece combining music, visuals and drama. It’s been busy
Your Creative Core is a workshop to start up or jump-start a creative urge. We are creative beings—biologically…..otherwise we’d still be hunter-gatherers. Art is not dependent on divine intervention, it’s just one more thing in the world that’s much easier with some instructions, or at least tricks. So, we play tricks, work a bit, have fun. With people as both paint and brush, let’s consider that art too.
see also: A Better Bio