...ARTISTS HAVE TO TAKE A DIVE. AND EITHER YOU HIT YOUR
HEAD ON A ROCK, AND YOU SPLIT YOUR SKULL AND DIE, OR THAT
BLOW TO THE HEAD IS SO INSPIRING THAT YOU COME BACK UP
AND DO THE BEST WORK YOU EVER DID.
BUT YOU HAVE TO TAKE A DIVE, AND YOU DO NOT
KNOW WHAT THE RESULT WILL BE.
Well, this past week I took that "dive" - I went to the most amazing writing conference and I have returned energized and inspired (if not overwhelmed and exhausted!) Will what I come up with next be "the best work" I ever do? I don't know, but I am definitely ready to challenge myself even more. Over the next week or so, I'll share some of my notes and what I learned in a handful of blog posts.
Have you ever taken that "dive" Mr. Sendak refers to? What did it feel like - scary, exhilarating? What was the result - an amazing creative project or more of a lesson learned?