Tuesday, June 14

"It is better to deal with the people who have intuition, now. You see, they don't know what they are doing. The ones who do know what they're doing haven't proven anything." - Sun Ra

My best music for creating:
  • Robert Wyatt / old Soft Machine. Well I guess it's all old

  • classical Indian music. Sometimes I dance involuntarily

  • free jazz, but today, specifically: Sun Ra
I guess the theme is churny, open, rambling, breathing, never-ending.  

How I Got Through Yesterday, by Helen Carter
So here is this week's trick for getting work done. It is also non-linear. I have some super cheap graph paper that I love. It smells funny and I suspect it is made from plastic and glue. I fold diagonals so I have a square section and a list on the right. Okay you're right, so far it's still linear. But then in my square I make a cloud of things to do, so that there is no hierarchy and I can leap, ADHD-bliss-style, from thing to thing throughout my studio time. When I get distracted by something else I need to do, I add it to the "later" list and move on with my day. It works this week.