Thursday, February 16, 2012

Creative wisdom

A blogger that I follow posted this artical written by the creative genius behind Pixar and I think it applies to every creative person so just wanted to share
 Creative Wisdom from Pixar's John Lassiter 3 of 7
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 05:00 AM PST
John Lasseter’s 7 Points (by way of Scribble Junkies)
3. Quality is a great business plan. Period.
“There is a crucial rule: no compromises. No compromises on quality – regardless of production constraints, cost constraints, or a deadline. If you get a better idea, and this means that you have to start again from scratch, then that’s what you have to do.
In any creative industry, quality is the sole business plan that prevails in the long run. Many managers fail to understand that, but the spectators understand it. The process is only finished once the creative professional in charge says it’s finished. That does not mean that there isn’t to be any pressure – there’s pressure all the time anyway – but the individual creator always needs to have the last word.”




How this might relate to my career as an artist?
Don't settle for less than my best effort.


Now you know by now that I'm firmly in favor of making BAD ART!
I do not, however, send BAD ART out into the world.
BAD ART is a necessary stepping stone into the wonderful world of GREAT ART! The bad stuff is just a way to let yourself go, to freely play with new ideas and spark creative juices and let them flow in unexpected directions.


When it comes time to settle down and work on the good stuff - do the best you possibly can.
Strive for excellence in your technique, beauty in your composition, quality in your craftsmanship and just plain DO YOUR BEST.
(yes, I was a cub scout den mother, thank you very much)


What areas of your art need work?
Where can you improve your QUALITY?

1 comment:

VTwiccan said...

What areas of your art need work? I need to be more aware of current trends and also learn more about herbalism and aromatherapy so that I am more prepared for tough questions.

I also need to take a photography class so that my pictures do not look like a 2nd grader took them! lol