The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. ~Emile Zola
Kaspa writes: Inspiration is all around us. One of the questions writers and artists often get asked is, “Where do you get your ideas from?” But my experience of talking to artists and writers, and of my own writing, is that there is often an abundance of ideas. A better question might be, “How do you take this idea and make it into a piece of art?”
I’m also reminded of those writers who talk about getting letters which say, “I’ve had a great idea for a novel, why don’t you write it for me?”
The gift of inspiration is nothing without the work.
I’m really interested in how this process happens. It’s why we set up the Creative Interview series, and why I investigate my own creative process, and enjoy learning from others. What works? What doesn’t work?
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