What is a creative process?
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
WHAT’S THE PROJECT THOUGH?
MAKE IT PRETTY
The exploratory stage is where anything is possible. It’s filled with dreams, inspiration, play and chucking things at the wall! It’s full of research, experimentation and a million ideas. The artist is very in-control of the process & play and it is through practice that we discover.
The development stage is the reality check. What is this project? This is where you have to pair things down and select a path. This is where the process flips and instead of the artist leading the process, you have to actually listen to what the work created in the exploratory stage is telling you. This stage is full of hard and very important decisions and also letting go of what you might have ‘thought’ this project was. Its a very nurturing stage but also can be very hard-work.
The polishing stage is where you perfect the piece that was created and nurtured in the development stage. It is about precision, presentation and allowing the project to be the best possible that it can be.