Ira Glass on the Creative Process

Here is something that resonated so strongly with me. Really leapt into my head and heart in an AHA moment so real and physical that it was like being struck by lightning. SHIT! Of course that’s how the creative process works, as if it could be any other way. It’s the percolation of success and failure that can only happen over time, with repeating the processes so regularly that they become you. Creation, in my case, needs craft and art so when someone speaks to me of the way that I need to continue, to create and create and create to reach the creation that I will be happy with is to see my life put into a two minute video, condensed to a microcosm and it makes it look like I have unwittingly stumbled across my secret plan. So secret even I was blissfully unaware that I had one.

Ira_Glass_CMU_2006Photo Stolen Wikipedia

Sorry to bore you with my ramble, watch the video. It probably won’t blow your mind like it did mine but it’s a worthwhile skerrick of information to have anyway.

Portia xx

Ira Glass on the Creative Process

10 comments on “Ira Glass on the Creative Process

  1. Donna says:

    How apropos! I needed this reminder to keep writing. I am searching for that creative edge for my blog, seemingly out of my reach.

  2. Melita says:

    Such an important reminder and message. It’s so easy to give up. In my own experience as a musician and then a composer, it takes at least 10 years to become really good at something. That’s such a long time, but luckily, when I was younger, I didn’t worry so much and just kept practicing and composing, and I gradually got better at it. But yes, you do have to keep doing it, over and over!
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Oh My Yes. repetition is king Melita. Even in the drag world and costuming the repetition gives you the space to really think laterally.
      Portia xx

  3. Fruitful says:

    Thankyou Portia I think this applies to EVERYthing! Xxxx

  4. Tatiana says:

    Thanks for posting this. I wish someone had given me these words of advice when I was younger. Hopefully, there is still time enough.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      ME TOO Tatiana,
      Or I wish I was clever enough to put it so succinctly. It is pretty much the way I’ve lived but to have it so simply documented is really good. I will be sharing this with anyone I mentor.
      Portia xx

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