The B&E Podcast #158
“What Stops People From Being Original”
SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
Being original is one of those things that an artist strives for but is one of those things that is hard to pin down. How do you be original? How do you create something original? How do you know? We explore and try to shed some light on this tricky subject.
POINT #1: “WHAT YOU SAW”
– We often fall into the trap of taking all of our inspiration from works we’ve seen or heard from other artists. It’s great to be inspired by others we admire but not so great to simply try and create what they did. When we copy we rob ourselves of our potential to be original.
POINT #2: “YOUR LIFE”
– Learning to follow our own impulses, feelings, and ideas as they come up in our work is the thing that sends us in the direction of originality. Your art does not fuel art, your life fuels your art. The mundane, the little details and seeming trivialities of your life are your gold.
POINT #3: “TRUST IS THE KEY”
– Unlocking your art requires trust in your life experience. Trusting that it has value, that there are things about you and how you express that are inherently original and unique.
MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:
Granville Island Brewing (Gose With Peach) – Today’s Craft Brewery
B&EP #157 – “What It Means to Take a Creative Risk”
http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website
http://www.gib.ca – Brewery of Choice Today
http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy
http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School