As do I. And I do it well. (Lots of practice, see.)
Thing is, for some of us, when the pressure is off we are at our most productive. Whether it's planning a new project, plotting a new storyline or contemplating the nature of existence. The world is already overloaded with busy, ambitious, hungry-for-action people. Everyone is chasing the next buck, the next fuck or the next luck. Some of us prefer to sit back and watch. Take the long way round. We don't believe the hype. We don't respond well to demands or expectations. We are dreamers, creators, storytellers....
Give us space! We'll take our time! Chillsville, man!
"Hey! You! Get off my cloud!" Keith Richards wrote this after the Stones had a big hit with "Satisfaction" and people were knocking at the door with expectations and demands for another hit. Keithy was like, the creative process takes time, man! Don't rush, me!"
Today I was thinking, if I was getting paid for making new artworks everyday - would I enjoy it as much. Would I keep going with this series - four, five, six a day - for two years now - or would I have dropped it. Not sure, but don't think I would have lasted this long. Money doesn't motivate me. What does keep me experimenting and making new images is a love of the process of discovery and expression. Where there is a white canvas (or screen) one minute - an hour or two later - there is a fun next picture. Something that is a mixture of chance, choice, decision, editing, addition, subtraction, experimentation, contemplation and execution. From nothing comes something.
Nothing is the source and the origin of the new possibility. Nothing is worth doing if it's done with love and passion.
"Take it easy." The Eagles