Lately, I've been thinking more and more about how I miss collaborative creativity...
The idea of being part of something bigger than myself.
The way that every job, no matter how small, is essential to the final outcome.
The notion that I'm always more creative in a group setting, bouncing around concepts and themes off of other people rather than a blank canvas (or computer screen).
The fact that I haven't done much creative stuff lately and some of my skills are getting rusty!
The desire to learn from other people and share the work rather than taking orders or giving them.
I would love to try to get together some kind of artist collective or group project. I know many of you have had the same thoughts and we keep vaguely referencing the idea, but we never follow-through. Maybe it's about time to start! Here are some of the thoughts I have on what this group could look like:
1. We could find a time and space to meet semi-regularly just to do our own individual art/creative projects. This would be a more loosely organized meeting where we can come and go as we can, and not necessarily work on a common project, though it might provide a space where something like that may eventually occur.
2. If someone has a particular project they'd like to collaborate on, like an art piece, a movie, or strange performance art, we can focus on that and start meeting to bounce ideas and work on it.
3. Or if people aren't ready to do a group thing, I could join in on a preexisting group...work with a community theatre performance/set-building/etc...work on a movie someone's working on...do an ad hoc band for an open mic.
If any of this appeals to you, or if you know of someone who needs help with a movie or theatre thing, please let me know by commenting on this message here!