Doing what we do can be a very lonely situation: auditioning, study, rehearsal and so much more is done by ourselves in our artist’s garrett.
So is our ideation, and we often wish we had more support: a team that could help us get our ideas from concept to reality.
Be careful what you wish for. And be happy you have some privacy to dream.
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These stories are fantastic – especially your personal stories! I love that you stuck with the student (in this particular circumstance) AND that a new door opened for you later. It must have been a tough call, and I respect your integrity. Thanks for sharing these videos!
This article is interesting to me. One of my pet peeves in my day job is that whole idea of getting everyone’s opinion. Like you say, everyone has an agenda, and often times they conflict. One thing you didn’t touch on is folks who are jealous that you are going for your goals and in the interest of “keeping it real” speak negatively over what you are going for. What do folks think about these people?
I’m naturally very curious……. You wrote above “so much more is done by ourselves in our artist’s garrett.”
I have never seen the word garret in this sentence form. I know Garrett is a name so can you educate me.. what is an artist’s garret ?
Here, let me google that for you. :-)
David! You read my mind! This could not have come at a better time. I’ve been complaining about all of my isolation lately. Thank you for this!!! Just what I needed. Question though! What about the phrase “nothing is created in a vacuum?” I’ve had people tell me that, but I guess just remember that when you need a break?
Love this. Even though I’m known as outgoing and extroverted, I adore my time alone. And why do my best ideas come to me in the shower?
You should type the word “shower” in the search box at the top of this page and see what I have to say about why that is.
Perfect timing – as is often the case, with you! Thanks very much for putting this one out in the ether, David.
David – I love the sentiment of honoring and “fertilizing” one’s own unique visions of things vs. diluting/re-routing due to group-think. Well said!