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SATISFACTION IS FLEETING

I dream an idea
It takes form
It inspires me
I plan, prepare and research
I sketch, produce, and conquer
I love it, I’m proud of it, I’m pleased with myself
I hate it!
I start again
But most importantly I grow…

 

 

Satisfaction with my images is fleeting. It comes on strong and seduces me with euphoric satisfaction and pride only to peak in the realisation that it could be better. I’m not talking about simply wishing I made something better upon analysing it to death. Of course, we can always find weakness in something we have made and figure out ways to improve upon it. I’m talking about the fragility of our own satisfaction in our creations. Is it boredom? We look at it so much that its appeal dissipates with the waxing tide of its originality. Or is it something to do with the concept that every answer leads to a new question? The moment of creating something that was once an idea leaves a void, a vacuum in our creative bank and a new idea must fill the space. We may not know what that idea is yet but there in lies the elegance of our fleeting satisfaction. It drives us to create again, to seek out inspiration, and improve on our previous invention.

 

So in creating our newest work we also create our next idea. And isn’t that exciting? A never-ending engine of creativity. As long as we keep ourselves well oiled, inspired and open to new ideas the potential is infinite!

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