Friday, March 3, 2017

A page from my journal . . .

I've seen this in a number of my students. There are some who flit from this to that, eager, excited, passionate about photography, but there's no direction.

And there are others who are so meticulous about their process that they are blinded to what they are trying to say with their work, leaving it cold and empty.

To combine the two concepts, ah, there's the goal. It all comes down, once again, to balance, doesn't it?

And in case you can't read my handwriting, which is cool but often illegible, it's a quote from Twyla Tharp, a dancer and choreographer:

"Without passion, all the skill in the world won't lift you above craft. Without skill, all the passion in the world will leave you eager but floundering. Combining the two is the essence of the creative life."

©Carol Leigh
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