“You are only free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every pace — no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.” Maya Angelou I’m sure I’ve written about this Maya Angelou quote before but it bears repeating. Creativity can so easily get stifled by anxiety around whatContinue reading “The High Price”
Tag Archives: creative practice
We’re all trying to make sense of the world around us. We’re all bound to make mistakes. The journey for everyone is awkward. Embrace it! Give yourself permission to flail around, if that’s what it takes for you to move forward.
The Privilege of Creating
Many people are feeling restless. With so much time spent away from loved ones, work, public centres, etc., being alone with our thoughts gets discouraging. And as I was thinking about what to write today I drew a lot of blanks. My creativity seems tired after so much time without its usual stimulants. Yesterday’s post…Continue reading “The Privilege of Creating”
Small but Consistent
My mind goes in a million different directions every time I sit down to write one of these posts. decentre is ultimately about theatre and performance, but those of course intersect with many other artistic disciplines. I enjoy writing about everything from productivity to empathy… and oftentimes the connection to theatre isn’t immediately apparent. ButContinue reading “Small but Consistent”
I’ve been using the app Bear. It’s helpful. Typically when I sit down to start writing something my mind goes on a ridiculous amount of tangents, and its hashtag system is effective at keeping me somewhat organized. It’s always good to find some sort of system that works for your particular approach to the creativeContinue reading “JUST WRITE”
You Have an Effect!
I keep a running list of post ideas: brief descriptions of possible things to write about every day. One of the more recent ones is “Remind yourself of all the people and places impacted by your presence.” I shall now try to decipher what that means. I’m pretty sure I was thinking about how hardContinue reading “You Have an Effect!”
There are people who are very intrigued by the work you’re putting out there. Sure, there may be some who have voiced disapproval, but if they can’t engage in honest conversation about how your work confuses or somehow hurts them then they don’t deserve your focus. Those you allow directly behind or beside you whileContinue reading “Only Enthusiasm”
Judging Flawed Thought Babies
I’ve been given a few scalding pieces of criticism that were clearly not fleshed out or well founded: off-the-cuff remarks meant to show evidence of my negative behaviour but on closer inspection couldn’t possibly hold water. That’s not to say I’m absolutely perfect (though I am), but people tend to shape the entire context andContinue reading “Judging Flawed Thought Babies”