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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...?

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.

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

Marlin (& me):
Dory, no singing.

[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.


Finding Nemo – quoted from IMDb

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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