Apr 15, 2007

Vision vs creativity, et al.

I was thinkg about art tonight, after watching Pleasantville and the bous features about the artwork, etc. involved.

I used to draw. I wasn't the best at it, but i could mimic others' work. That's gone down the tubes w/ vision loss. I can't see anything in pencil for outlines, etc; it'd be too dark to do a rough sketch and then flesh it out.

But, I thought about art in general. I'm not creative. I'm logical. I have a way with words, but I need the vision to be there to relay it. No image, nothing there. That's why I never start stories- I never have an idea from start to finish. The story I wrote for my Creative Writing class started with a vision. I think it's easy to tell where I lost it and stumbled around for a conclusion.

Thankfully, a few ideas are brewing around just under the surface. I think I'll pick at them a little and see what comes up next week.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy your writing, whether it be here in your blog or the comments you post. I can't wait to see what you come up with next week!!