It’s funny how way leads on to way when it comes to creativity.
Last week I was chatting with Jodi (my writing co-conspirator) and she posed the question, “What would we do with the same page of text to create a poem?”
We think very differently in some respects when it comes to creativity.
I tend to use the blackout/erasure method while Jodi has been utilising a cut and paste methodology.
It’s different architectures for artistry. Jodi prefers the physicality of moving chunks of text to create and find meaning whereas I use the text as it is available, using the pieces to create the whole. It is physically passive whereas the cut and paste adds another physical, active dimension to creativity.
Simply different approaches to creating art.
Even in a brief discussion about creating these poems there are lessons to be learned; different approaches and different perspectives that can be translated into other creative areas. Take each creative activity as a learning experience.
This is my contribution (I will arrange it into lines for easier reading):
is the young
know a proposal
every word a story
their names were
questions of the extraordinary
You can see Jodi’s contribution over on her blog, Pursuing Parallels.