Ideas and Actions

Ideas are a dime-a-dozen. Action is what makes a finished piece of art.

It takes both to successfully create something. Creation starts with imagination. Asking “what if…?”

It’s fun. It’s playful.

Execution comes next.

And execution is the opposite of imagination. You go from looking for possibilities to eliminating them. The first mark you put down limits your options for the next mark.

The last little highlight or detail you add to a piece is the ultimate elimination of other possibilities, but it’s also what turns an infinite pool of possibilities into ONE finished piece.

How weird is that? You have to move through both spaces — possibilities and limitations — to create a finished piece of art. Whether it’s visual, musical, or written. It doesn’t matter.