Here's more from Cameron on a concept that didn't get covered a in the original Week 00 posts:
This is quoting from p. 20-21 of The Artist's Way, chapter The Basic Tools.
Art is an image-using system. In order to create, we draw from our inner well. This inner well, an artistic reservoir, is ideally like a well-socked trout pond. We've got big fish, little fish, fat fish, skinny fish – an abundance of artistic fish to fry. As artists, we must realize that we have to maintain this artistic ecosystem. If we don't give some attention to upkeep, our well is apt to become depleted, stagnant, or blocked.
(p. 20)( ”More )
I like the replenishment idea in general. The idea that inspiration has to be cultivated and nourished rather than being an unreliable random brainspark loosely correlated with insomnia (or whatever) is one of Cameron's most useful guiding metaphors for me.
What are some of the most useful ways of thinking about creativity for you? They can be from this book or from somewhere else. And how are the artist's dates going, by the way?