The vulnerability of creativity

July 09, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Still from movie trailer, 'Collider', by Steve SugrimStill from movie trailer, 'Collider', by Steve Sugrim Being a creative has its ups and downs.

And for anyone who creates, it can be a lot of downs, with great effort to stay 'up'.

Today was one of those days, where I wanted to put all the stuff I've created in a pile, and set it on fire. Kind of like this still from my movie trailer, Collider. Stand away from the craziness, and just walk away.

But, I was reminded of the words from a message sent to me by a fan:

"Hi Steve Sugrim, Your Collider trailer was beautiful! I really enjoyed it and think that your nomination for Best Trailer was well deserved. The music was expertly timed and thrilling. Thank you for keeping the industry going with wonderfully creative media!" - Amy

I have a digital folder and wall called 'Cheer Me Up', and this message is in it. It made me come back 'up'.

The lesson? If you love something, say so. Your words and actions can make all the difference. Hit 'Like' or 'Love', and send that message back to all the people who create.

Gotta go - have some stuff to make.

 


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