Inside the Creative Mind
Someone once told me, "I wish I could live inside your head for a day, just to see how your mind works." And my first thought was, "Girl, you don't want any part of that mess!" (You have to say that with a sassy southern drawl and a finger waving in the air to get the full picture) lol
Organized chaos is what I like to call it. Random thoughts floating around, trying to organize into some sort of form or idea, until eventually spilling out of my brain in the most chaotic way. I really don't know how else to describe it. This is what it's like inside my head.
The inspiration process is very random. You never know what will spark a new idea. So when people ask me where my ideas come from, I usually crack a joke about having one too many glasses of wine and thinking entirely too much. Which is true to an extent, but the truth is, there's so much more to it than that.
Honestly, where the ideas come from really isn't all that important. I have a notebook full of ideas and inspiration.... from lyrics, to phrases, to sketches of dreams. But they are simply ideas.... written in a notebook. Nothing more.
Implementing the dream is so much harder than simply dreaming it. I can sit on my ass all day, coming up with all of these amazing ideas but they mean absolutely nothing until I get up and do something about it.
I don't think there's any truer statement than that. It's a lot of hard work to turn a dream into reality.
This particular project took three weeks to complete, longer really if you think about it. The hallway of books was shot in Portland, Oregon at Powell's Bookstore a couple of months ago, but the idea was floating around inside my head long before that. So this project has been in the works for quite some time.
The key is to never give up and keep an open mind. Sometimes things don't work out exactly like you plan. I had this idea planned out in my head and I was recording my edits to create this video, but at a certain point, my original plan wasn't working and I honestly didn't know where this was going to go. So I had to stop recording towards the end because I had five different versions going at once. I really had a hard time making a decision, which I often do. I'm so indecisive! But if you keep yourself open to new possibilities and allow yourself to go with the flow, it will always turn out better than you expected. I realize that now more than ever.
I hope you enjoy the video! Cheers!