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Mudlark What If There was no audience? (54* d) RE: What If There was no audience? 26 Aug 05


My own experience is that the creative process, and the sharing of the creative process utilize different prts of the brain. I also think there is a difference between creating objects, and creating music. I was a potter for 30 years, and the only way I could even do that was to sell my wares...it doesn't take long to fill one's own cupboards once production starts taking place! Whereas I can go on singing to myself on the front porch forever without taking up any room.

But the sharing part is the same. As a prof. potter, I needed not only the stimulation of clients liking my work well enough to buy it, but also the goad of coming up with new things, meeting art show date and wholseale order deadlines. As an amateur musician, once I've perfected, to my ear, a song, eventually I want to share it. Otherwise, I tend, over time, to lose interest in it and move on to new songs. Also, once stage fright is conquered, there is something special about playing for other ears. If I can just keep from tightening up, I often surprise myself...lol...in a good way.

But..PG I never lose my sight and hearing. I may get too old and crippled up to make a B7, but nearly all genres of art and music will, I hope, always enhance my life. Seeing, and listening, well...those are creative processes too, in my opinion.

Good thread, Jerry, as usual!


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