I dreamed I was in a band last night. It's been almost ten years since I've been on stage. I miss it a lot. I like group creative projects - I often need something larger than myself to continue, to finish work, and the group is more than "just me". The dynamic is exhilarating, usually fun, sometimes frustrating - rarely boring. Though I haven't been making music, I have been in a collaborative project for months now, and it is informing my solitary work in a good way (I'm painting again), and I am waking up with the desire to create almost over all else.
This video was shared with me by a friend.
Do you have a creative activity that you do just for yourself? Is there one (or more) that you do for others?
Do you have a creative hero? If so, What does that person do that inspires you? Can you see yourself taking a hero's journey?
What's the best thing to do when you can barely think and the weather is crappy and you're visiting your mom who is a smoker and you are not? Look through boxes of stuff to see what you can find. I've been looking for two things mainly — old vocal exercise tapes with my coach Don Lawrence and videos of my performances. I found neither of those things. I did find one box with artwork and journals that have moldered and mice have made nests of, LPs that Chewie the pet rabbit has been snacking on, and, (redemption!) photos that are in pristine condition of my band The Halfbreeds!