I’ve had a request to write about the ‘creative process’ sitting in my suggestion box for several months now. Mea culpa.
When my spouse (who got me started on this adventure) pointed out that I have not yet answered the request for a blog on Creative Process, I countered with my argument that I write about the creative process all the time. But, I am informed, I need to be more direct. So, here’s direct.
The ‘creative process’ is a bit of a slippery fish. It starts early. In infancy. In very young childhood. In all the reflection and memories and dinner table anecdotes that happen at every holiday and family/friend get togethers. The creative process takes shape in sitting around with friends and having a beer or a cup of coffee. We cannot help but engage in the creative process if we tune into life at all. It is a default setting for anyone with a brain wave. But for those of us who want to take the raw materials that life hands us and turn them into something more, we pay attention, tune in, remember just a bit more acutely than others.