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I’m not entirely sure what it is I’m starting here... but i have a sense that i need to START... there is a general discontent... and a dis-connection that leads to ennui and hopelessness — rooted, i believe, in inactivity... so today i decided to DO something about it... Recently i read the book Daily Rituals which was quite inspiring - one of the things i was reminded of was the fact that creative individuals (especially someone like Steven King) - make a ritual of engaging in the creative act on a daily basis... there is no lengthy planning process beforehand... there is the expectation of approaching the page... canvas... instrument... on a daily basis and just DOING IT... There are people like Jerry Seinfeld who take the same approach to their art.

I often listen to Brian Thompson - who writes a daily blog... I’m impressed by the fact that people like Brian have committed to actually DOING the thing which excites them. I’m a sometime video-maker, songwriter/musician... drawing guy... animatey-stuff maker... etc... etc... I struggle with context (what the hell am i doing this for?)... and worry about looking silly (I know anyone who knows me will be shocked by that)... worry about eing found out as a no-talent hack... worry that the stuff i create is not professional enough... worry that I can’t make a living from “goofing around with this stuff”... lots of “worries”...

The thing i know is that i am VERY passionate about art-making and engagement... I love to perform... Feel most alive and fulfilled when I am CREATING... so... as of today i decided to just DO IT... every day i will MAKE something and DELIVER it here... i don’t have a clear plan... the plan is just DO IT and sort it out as i go... In some ways this is a very personal thing... but in other ways i feel like it is an important... elemental... archytipical pursuit... (long time Carl Jung... Joseph Campbell fanboy... :P )... sublimation... and all that... whatever... anyway... 

Today the “MAKE” is this... this entry... a commitment to visit here and continue every day... that is my reason for numbering the entry... so that i can track my process... progress... will i be able to do it every day including weekends? I’m not sure... but I’ll worry about that later... right now it’s just about starting... DOING... and now i have.