( studio thoughts ) / what is creativity? what do you want more of in this artistry, existence? grace, ease, guidance, flow. like a river, i am a maker, offering. sometimes words. sometimes shapes. i imagine words as shapes, as a poet would, as a poet lives, outside of a frame, a box, whatever this is defined. so, otherness, individuality, what it means to be original. when i began to make, a friend taught me there's no such thing as the pair of words "so unique" and while i lose the grasp of my strings to "artist" and "writer" as security, a blanket tied together by someone else, i found "maker" to be meaningful (re: as symbol, the energy of fullness, nonlinear yet continual), and more rather crafted by the spirit of things that i do throughout the day.