Making an impression in the digital realm is not as easy as I thought it would be. I have been spending time generating artistic and musical content but not at the level I would like it to be. And then there is the ownership of it, specifically the rights of ownership as in copyrights. Generating new items, songs, art, is fun and invigorating but sharing it presents problems. Thinking it is so good that it has to be protected from theft so that I might get the full benefit of my brilliance, i.e. money! I should be so well regarded that someone would think enough of my skill to steal from me! I bring this up because there are alternatives to copyright.
Gwenn Seemel a visual artist has written about this in her book “You Share Good” and spoke about it in a Ted Talk. Also has made a success of her efforts at producing art as a non copyrighted effort. By placing her work in the public domain she has at the very least eliminated one hindrance I seem rather effective at using to prevent me from ‘sharing good‘. Mistrust and the sense I might lose out if the work is not properly “caged in a copyright”. Or the other seemingly more relevant fear, my creations will be co-opted and used against me, by not allowing me to perform or recreate pieces that I developed!?
At this point however it is just fear preventing any sort of display or sharing. I should be delighted anyone would think enough of a creative endeavor of mine to want to utilize it as they would. Still it is nice to be acknowledged and recognized for ones efforts. I once had some wire sculpture stars I made on display at a swap meet and noticed one had gone missing. Rather than being upset about the loss I was pleased someone found it intriguing enough to take it.
Surprised I was by this perspective coming from my mind.
Well it was taken, (maybe knocked off the table) but I found it a bit later, being kicked about on the ground, completely ignored, and worst of all, discarded by the person I thought had wanted it! I was more bummed by that than the perceived theft. But the emotional response I had to the instance as it initially played out in my imagination was interesting. And it still reverberates today as some sort of perspective or assessment of things that matter to me, that I could make better use of.
Spent part of the week looking at some creative attempts mustered in the past that were to become a series or contribute some refinements to technique. Much was made about them at the time but follow through was wanting. So many songs, new skills to acquire (keyboards), working with pen instead of pencil. Sculpted with wire. Not much of that made it to see the light of day or heard at an open mike at night. Stymied by perfectionism, still it pesters and percolates in the reverb of the mind. Show your work. Below is from a 1990’s sketch book.
So that’s some of the possibilities sought after in the past. I haven’t stopped trying to ARTiculate from time to time, but other concerns seem more important even when blank pages and broken strings could benefit from some attention! Keep Pushin On!
So the web thing is a process and so is life so here I am processing it all to the best of my abilities. Yes that title does say doinf with an ‘F’ to kinda emphasize the point I am trying to make here. It sucks to not know what you are doing and it also sucks to know what you are doing and still be doing it! That’s life and it sucks sometimes. Write now I am trying to forge another path that I have not been accustomed to for a long time. That of sharing and caring about what I have to share and care about. Like most I imagine, it is me I care about the most because well, that’s what it is to be alive, also, ask any cat who or what they are thinking about, I guarantee it will be about themselves! Meouch! That being said I need to find another paradigm to refract on about life so I retooled the Spreadsheet/calendar paradigm to more accurately reflect that which I thought to be more relevant to life experiences or those that which one might wish to , want to or, are having to review before or after choosing. So here it is. More of a proactive questionnaire really.
So the next attempt might be to use the verb ‘BE’ Is, Am, Are, Isn’t, Ain’t Aren’t as a thought provocative. We’ll see if I have that kind of initiative. Oh, I went back to Guitarbeau because its just so much easier to reference and find. Still blogging Idealisticaspirationsunltd.art though!