Soul Fuel and Soul Refuelling

Rose Bianchini has an excellent post on Soul Fuel, “the work we do that keeps us going, that uses our creative selves and makes us feel good.”

This is an important thing for artists — we don’t want to get into the mode where we’re beating our heads against the wall, trying to¬†get the goddamned art to come out. I like the idea of doing things that fuel, rather than empty, our artistic souls.

One thing Rose doesn’t mention is the possibility of pulling off the road and refuelling sometimes. Seeing live music or theatre, walking around galleries or museums, reading outside one’s comfort zone, going to conferences or other events where we can talk to other artists about art and craft and all that stuff.

It’s important to keep the tank full, one way or another.

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