Happy Accidents

Big Sur, California

I’m fascinated by the creative process. There’s nothing, and then there’s something; ideas and feelings clash together, and something new emerges. So how does this happen? Is it the sub-conscious melding ideas together or the opening up to something unknown, the muse, or is it just putting paint on the canvas and adding and changing until something begins to make sense? What seems to work is trying idea after idea, pushing them around, taking advantage of happy accidents, simplifying, over and over, until life emerges. Because one thing is for sure, creation happens in the process. I have to start, continue, and fail and learn and continue, before anything new starts to appear. So maybe creativity is just a lot of happy accidents lining up like evolution.