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Hello Creative Block

August 19, 2011

I’m back from vacation and disappointed to not be basking in a post-holiday inspiration afterglow. Revolving stars and cartoon squiggles emanate from my head after colliding into a wall of the creative block kind.

Hello wall! My nemesis. My teacher. My companion. My Achilles heel. You look like a blank page, sound like white noise, and behave like a Pacific dead calm suspending me in your breathless atmosphere between reason and doubt.

I can hear Dory (re: Finding Nemo) in the back of my head singing “just keep swimming…”

My blank sketchbook

What to do...?


Dory
:
Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do?

Marlin (& me):
No I don’t wanna know.

Dory:
[singing] Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.

Marlin (& me):
Dory, no singing.

Dory:
[continuing] Ha, ha, ha, ha, ho. I love to swim. When you want to swim you want to swim.

Marlin (& me):
Now I’m stuck with that song… Now it’s in my head.

Dory:
Sorry.

Finding Nemo – quoted from IMDb


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 25, 2011 2:46 am

    Perfectly stated. …and very creative. This is just the before picture of that sketchbook. I know you will get it started…..

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