I’ve been thinking a lot about the creative process lately: the time and energy it takes to create. Perhaps more accurately, the price it costs to create, and what it is about the finished product that makes any of it worth it. If anything, I’ve been overthinking about it, because that’s what I do. (It’s a blessing and a curse.) I’ve been drawing all sorts of intersecting lines between the process of creating and the act of living, because that’s also what I do; manically dig for deeper meaning in both the mundane and the majestic. Quite frankly, I have a lot of half developed thoughts that I don’t quite want to torture anyone with just yet.
What does any of this have to do with Creekside Clayworks? Nothing and everything. I stopped by the studio today for the fist time, and it will potentially the highlight of my entire week. And it’s only Monday, so, that’s a gutsy declaration that I stand by.
It was a timely visit for me, for the little nuggets I gleaned to add into my ‘overthink the creative process’ mill (you want to learn something? Have a five-minute conversation with a longtime artist about their craft). It was a timely visit for me because I got a jump on some Christmas shopping (#buylocal). It was a timely visit for me because I now have the opportunity to do some photo work in the studio (I. can’t. wait.).
In conclusion, head on over to the facebook page for more specifics (https://www.facebook.com/creeksideclayworks), and enjoy some preliminary photos from the studio. More to come.