That's the theory anyway. I think about all the authors and artists out there who gleen stuff from their day-to-day interactions with friends, colleagues and strangers. It's really a tough call because in all actuality I'm caught between the discipline of 'always' producing work and having to have a social environment in which to express myself as a human being.
I'm not sure why it's so difficult to do. I think I worry about sitting idle and knowing that I have projects to get out the door doesn't help either.
It's funny because when an excursion comes around that I've either voluntarily or involuntarily signed up for I bemoan having to go. I think I've unhealthily conditioned myself and I need to uncondition myself if I have any hope of seeing beyond the studio and nourishing the soul.
I could stand to be a little less ambitious and to lower my expectations. I wonder how I can do that and feel good about it?