originality requires rethinking
Sun Blowin Bye – Dan Beck 2003 – digital painting
As an artist and musician and the person that I am – I always want to do things differently – do it my way – lay down my own tracks, as it were, and be a pioneer.
What I know as a teacher both of others and even myself – repetition is a necessity for being able to improve on the execution of the same subject matter or even new subject matter.
My goal for a new piece of music or artwork is to create something to live inside – but even then, I must keep playing the new work of music – keep painting some of the same old things – keep exploring the same ole medium – keep revisiting the same old works …
I need to see how I view or hear them from where I am today. There are never enough hours to be new and be revisiting – so though I am in a time where I have plenty of new work – though not recorded – plenty of old work – not yet shared – I am revisiting a song I have offered and a digital painting that I have had on my website…
because it is the way I am feeling today – and it is worth it for me to revisit it.
Listen or View
- Can’t Stand Still – original song – Dan Beck / 1danband – 2005 – music is a refuge and can take over – no matter what else is going on
- Original Print Options – for above digital painting – Sun Blowin Bye
- On Repetition – Supercharging Your Affirmations – perhaps even more necessary to repeat when what is learning requires some unlearning as well