It has been a very long time since I have posted...and in fact I just deleted all but my very first post. Llots has been going on, but there isn't anything going on. I am feeling at a sort of creative stand-still, floundering slightly, and easily distracted. Since last post, my business is growing and new ideas are percolating. However, I'm experiencing a strange fog that is not impeding creativity, exactly. Yet, it is not facilitating creativity, either.
I read an excerpt from Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft writings about the role of the diary for the artist and the appreciator relative to the creative process:
"The recapitulation of experience, in the form of diarism, is a way to digest the impressions which life, and our living of it, naturally provides. The Diarist reviews their actions, feeling and thinking, and presents us with an overview of their life process.
Maintaining a diary is itself a process, of engagement with oneself. An ongoing diary presents a challenge which invites the Diarists to move beyond their natural lassitude, to go further than the merely comfortable.
Maintaining a public diary is also a process, and engagement with the listening community is the stage where diarism comes to life: the arrogance, foibles, pretensions, weaknesses and aspirations of Diarists are revealed to public gaze and scrutiny; even the attempt to hide is revealed. At this point, heat enters the process, and repercussions generated beyond the purely personal."
I guess I agree, and that is why I am writing and posting today...merely to just be doing it. Even if "it" isn't anything...it is something.