FILL THE VOID (Read time 0:27)
The voice in your head would have you believe that you’re creating something important. Are you? Or are you just creating to create? Creating more noise? Creating to avoid? Creating to impress? Creating yet another distraction that will slow the progress of reaching your impossible dream.
|Posted By Rachel Walker|
| My new idea |
Hello Everyone! I just wanted to say, first of all Thank you Michael!, I have listened to your great blogs and have created paintings to go with my music. It's my new idea. Hopefully it can make what I sing and say more meaningful... and may I say..I have missed you all very much. Thank you.:-)
|Posted By Vamplified|
| Voices |
NO FIZZLES YOU BLOKE!
|Posted By Alan Vochec|
| Ooooops |
.....you just touched upon the worst beast of all Michael......DOUBT! In works produced of love for the craft of creation lurks the saw-tooth monster of internal monolog condescendingly whispering....."why are you doing this....you worthless piece of s...?"
|Posted By Rondo|
| Grateful for the process |
When I begin a project I'm just creating to create. Half way through I'm starting to think "Gee this is pretty good." Toward the end I feel like I'm about to reveal a masterpiece! Then I start the process all over again with another project. Thank God I'll be doing this for the rest of my life...masterpiece or not.
|Posted By Anthony|
| Thanks |
Love this article I really enjoyed it!!! Im an artist and love to write songs
|Posted By Aaron Wolfson|
| aVOID |
Best to stay on your purpose, and aVoid wasting time. ;-)
|Posted By Mitch|
Every time I write a song or paint a picture I think it has the potential to reach out and touch someone.
|Posted By mark grove|
you don't have to sell everything you write or create. Kind a like putting a dollar sign on everything on this earth. No need for that.But you do need to sell something to make an extra buck. Just the way it is. Unless you're independently wealthy, or you don't care. Most can't handle having no money. I like money because you live better and can help others. Okay?
|Posted By Karl|
| Good on you |
As always, you are a herald of truth. Thanks for being there and brightening the world you touch.
|Posted By Karl|
| On Void Filling |
I enjoy your posts...usually. But sometimes they seem they fall into the "I better post something but I don't have anything fresh" category. I ask this as a friend, not trying to diss you. Do you ever post to your blog, just to fill a void?
Good question: I write these blogs as a reflection of what's going on in my mind/life at the time. I try to make them as honest and transparent as possible. However, if I haven't written one in awhile the voice in my head starts to nag me to "get something out there!" —Michael
|Posted By Walt|
| Significance. |
Sometimes, as it says in the Tao Te Ching, "the man who does nothing, accomplishes everything." The futility in striving comes from The perception of 'lacking.' But what you say also makes sense. We cannot do nothing for very long. Ironically, striving for significance may rob our work of it. As King says, "No work is insignificant ... " "Significance" then has nothing to do with whether the World recognizes us consciously _ now, in our lifetimes. "Significance" is whether the Work moves us, comforts us, surprises us, shakes us or scares us when we encounter it as individuals.
|Posted By wichampi|
| The Loop Hold |
Artists and writers in all fields of the creative arts should band together and take the ''biz'' side of show biz into their own hands.Together we can handle producing,administrating and all that entails commerce on our terms. Pushing,shoving and pressure in this world to drive human beings over the brink. True artists keep it real.Stay themselves.Produce honest touching works of art.True artists don't bow down to the commercial hype."Hypeys" rarely respect the artists' rhythm and needs. My values begin with self respect. Work every day in your creative area and focus on the moment.If you focus on the ''future-make-a-hit'' loop, you lose contact with your true inner being and the creative gift in you suffers.
|Posted By joe|
| art that matters |
interesting as always michael, thank you.. by whose criteria will "art" be judged as to whether it matters? certainly not what sells to my mind..
|Posted By FreddieBrown|
| Sigh...another kick in the butt |
I think I'd better look into my basket of tricks to see if what I'm producing has any wow factor. Sometimes, out of desperation we create just to create because we need to get product out by the deadline. I hate it when you're constantly right but I love that you're constantly right. I shudder to think that I have to edit, eliminate and be ruthless - weed out all the wowless. A million thanks, Michael
|Posted By Walter Orin|
| the perfect shot |
I photograph a zillion shots then “edit” them to find the best. I “shoot” spontaneously then I creatively choose the cream of the crop. My goal, unfortunately or not, is perfection.
|Posted By Molly|
| Art for art |
I am an artist. I mean....I PAINT. And I only create to create, and I think that’s okay. If I were a CEO I would receive this in a different way.
|Posted By J.G.|
| create to create |
I'm a long time reader of your blogs. As a music producer, I am digesting what you are saying. From the musician’s standpoint, he/she creates to create and it’s the creativity that drives them. But from my own standpoint, I have to be sure an album is balanced with the right energy, meaningful lyrics and music. It is MY job to know what sells, because my creative artists and I make a living at this.
|Posted By John Essex|
| Thanks |
I write songs sometimes that are pure crap, like you insinuated. It’s not the kind of stuff my dreams are made of and I thank you for the reminder.