There is so much to learn about how to abolish writer's block, to connect to the CP, and enjoying the artistic life without frustration because the development of a great idea is elusive. It's fantastic how kids can play for hours and stream creativity with or without friends. Somewhere along the trail of being human we lose some of the ease with which ideas flow. But, kids are all born with this ability and it is magnificent to watch and listen to the way they play. Artist struggle on so many levels and the kid in us gets serious and busy figuring out problems and obligations that naturally occur as we get older. How about survival? Survival can be enough to distract many of the great artist from creating. I believe one of the biggest road blocks for composer's is caring about what other people think. There is a tendency to be insecure when a composer puts forth a new piece of music for all to experience, listen to and of course critique. I believe that this insecurity begins with the term, "My Music". When I hear someone say, "did you listen to my music?", I usually spend a moment wondering why they want me to listen to their music. The objection is all in the term "My Music". Can we really own music as the term implies? I am not talking about a CD or the publishing. What this simple blog post is addressing is ownership of the creativity that produced the composition. Ownership of creativity is what creates our artistic problems like writer's block and frustration when there is criticism. Because we own it the critique is taken personally because after all, it's ours! The Creative Pool is vast, infinite and is alway available to everyone who knows how to connect and receive the ideas. This is to some degree a philosophy where the artist is the receiver, like a radio, so the more the receiver is tuned in the more the artist will receive. If the CP is infinite then so is creativity, therefore the tuned in artist need not ever experience writer's block.
I look forward to any thoughts my brothers/sisters might have.
Thomas Chase Jones