My biggest fear post-grad is that I get busy with family, erectile work, emergency life, etc. and break the habit of making. I know from experience that the practice of making, if not nurtured, will slowly wither away. I abandoned my creativity once and I don’t want it to happen again – ever!
I posed this question to a few of our recent Fibre Grads: “What have you been doing post-ACAD to maintain and nurture your creative process”? I heard back from Marcia and Madison and this is what they had to say:
With the help of Levi we have cleared a space in our little home so I can have a small studio set-up. This has helped immensely with maintaining my practice; the desire to make is always there but the follow through was inconsistent without a proper space.
Other than that, I could always be doing better and working on my practice with more dedication. I think the major culprit here is self discipline.
Thanks again to Marcia and Madison! I miss seeing your faces and really appreciate your time and perspectives. Creativity will take many forms once we leave ACAD. Like Marica, I know that self-discipline will be essential. Without instructors and constant deadlines I am in serious danger of floundering. Making art will have to become a habit that is fully integrated into my daily life!
If I hear back from anyone else I will post and update.