“The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.” – Dee Hock
I got this from one of my favorite jewelry designer blogs Lynn Davis, from her Creativity Quotes corner.
This rings true now; I’ve been in this major song writing space for the next album, inspired by pretty much everything around me now; pictures, conversations, people, dreams, rain, music; dredging up old songs, writing new ones, re-writing lyrics, switching parts of this song with bits of that poem; listening and listening again to how other musicians worked with similar bits in the 30’s-40’s.
I love being in this busting-at-the-seams creative space. But the house is getting messy, and not much else practical gets done, and I look up periodically and see more Muses floating above, looking for a place to land…