The Role of Craft

I read this quote in Brian Eno’s twitter feed the other day:

“Craft is what enables you to be successful when you’re not inspired.”

I couldn’t agree more. Inspiration is great but it’s not reliable. Craft is always there.

Craft is something I have built over time and continue to build. Craft is something I rely on when I need to do a project and I’m not in the mood. Craft is something I go to when I want to be creative but don’t know where to start. How about a contour line drawing? Or a simple color study?  Craft can serve as a warm-up or it can be the fuel that pulls us all the way through.

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