Process, Not Product
...and there's nothing like the world of music to demonstrate how a 'mistake' is often the beginning of something truly original!
This is good stuff. I am going to find this book.... I am a retired professor of undergraduate mathematics and the Most Helpful thing I could do for my students was to show them how I tackled a problem. The slickly presented finished examples usually daunted the young thinkers and taught most of them almost nothing. But watching me break things down and sometimes bumble around got them thinking and trying. The reason I knew to do this is that decades earlier, I had learned more from watching my music teacher figure out how to play a difficult passage than I ever learned from watching the polished performances. I figured the value would carry over to mathematics.
When Noel and I began working on our ONELINERSKETCH.COM website of oneliner vimeos and other drawings, he recommended Show Your Work. It was so helpful and encouraging that I then bought Steal Like An Artist, by the same author. I’ve read them both twice. I love the encouragement of just being creative. It takes the pressure off of being perfect, and frees me to enjoy the process.
hi peter! thanks for the offer...between the PP&M archiving that's taking place (guitars in the MET now as well as arizona's MIM) and the review in my basement <grin> of photos for this upcoming bio, i'm definitely in the mood to see 'whatcha got'! <grin> send em to email@example.com?
Hi Noel. I so appreciate being able to have photographed you and Peter Yarrow on many occasions. I will be traveling back to where the mother-lode of my images are stored; if possible I'll send you images you are featured in, in case you'd like to use them? I'm just learning about substack, thanks for the mention. I'll be posting my creativity there as well as via the Internet Archive at https://archive.org, another good place to know about for many reasons. Aloha! Please let me know when you and Peter and coming to Maui?
Good to see you guys showing your work. Looking forward to seeing more.