Where are you in your process? Never mind the outcome. You wouldn’t think of going some place, without thinking about the going. Process is to outcome, what travel arrangements are to destination. You may have a destination, but what about the journey? Take another step with me. If you told your friends you went on a journey, don’t you visualize the destination as part of that journey? Where is your focus? Think about your perspective here.
Last night at the restaurant, I heard from a gentlemen whose manuscript had just been rejected for the sixth time. I pat him on the shoulder and jovially said to him, “Oh, you mean you’re six times closer to it getting accepted?” His eyes immediately lit up, and a big grin came across his face. I reminded him of some kind of truth. I suggested he have the intention to continually shift his perspective to the process.
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The best way to predict the future is to create it. The best way to create is to adopt a Process Perspective…. douglas-turner.com
My friend and collaborator-Visual Artist Ula Einstein deservedly mentioned on Hyperallergic… Her work is being shown in Australia, curated by Gavin Keeney.
“Early Influences,” temporary installation, C-print ©Ula EinsteinSHADOW-LANDS a study of visual agency in art and architectureApril 18 - May 19 2012 - group exhibit. Curator: Gavin KeeneyDeakin University Exhibition Gallery, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
includes my text based work with humble materials C-Prints from The Unwinding Destiny Project installation/ photography — an ongoing work initiated in 2008
Work in Progress Reading Series… Sunday, April 22nd 7 o’clock! Happens at the West, 379 Union Ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Roster Coming Soon: douglas-turner.com creative projects
Express it Forward is the brainchild of Visual Artist Ula Einstein. The Vlog is co-hosted by myself, Douglas Turner. We publish 3 minute vlogs; dialogues on keeping Creativity in Motion. Something slowing your creative process down? Chances are Ula and I have or will address it in our powerful 3 minute talks!
In our latest vlog, Ula and I discuss perfectionism! Perfectionism is not a standard. Did you know that? Perfectionism is a tiny neat little box, where not much happens. Albert Einstein thought it mad to expect new results for a problem, when you’re using the same mind that created the problem in the first place. Perhaps if you’re creating for the status-quo, perfectionism might work… a tiny box is just fine. But what if you are trying to go some place new? New is unknown, and you’ll never get there waiting for perfection. A leader, a visionary; someone daring to go beyond the status quo, has to be willing to make mistakes! Are you that person?
“I enjoyed both the light touch and important message about creative flow in this short video from Ula and Douglas. Nicely done!” R. Lobe
“Every person can benefit from pondering on and acting on this. I’m going to show this video to the high school students I teach art to today. I’d like to learn from their comments.” G. Rabinowitz
What to do with billions in profit? Create Jobs in Customer Service…. Current hold time 24 minutes.
There’s a building of community for writers brimming in Williamsburg, and WiP is happy to announce it’s second installment.
WiP Statement: Where ever you are in your writing process, W.i.P. is a space for the experimental. More intent on being a creative space than exclusive, the intention is that this will be an awesome space to read, and casually workshop.
On Sunday, February 19th at 7 O’Clock, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn,
Scheduled to read:
Suzanne Guillette Author of “Much to Your Chagrin”
a writer and occasional storyteller, Suzanne’s work has appeared in Tin House,Self, O Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, and Time Out New York, in addition to other publications. Suzanne teaches autobiography and memoir-writing. Suzanne Guillette
a poet/video artist/director. Her work has screened in galleries & festivals in Seattle, Portland, NY, Berlin and London and aired on MTVu and LOGO. Her poetry has been featured in various anthologies and zines. She is currently making a documentary about style and economy and adapting a narrative film script to the stage. Published in ShampooPoetry
a Brooklyn-based writer, poet, and designer. His work has appeared in Poetry Miscellany, The Albion Review, The North Central Review, and elsewhere. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Moonshot, a literary and arts magazine.
Moonshot | @moonshotmag |moonshotFB
(bio will be posted shortly) He will read from his upcoming book about Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s art and bohemia. Due out this August.
a freelancing Cultural Observer hungry to be of service to society. Curator—Impresario—Writer—Improv’r. Currently working on a book of essays, and short stories dealing with being the child of several generations of an otherwise predictable American experience—that is no longer so predictable.
A big thanks to Esther Bell for the use of the West… There’s no such thing as enough creative space!
The West is a Beer, Wine, & Espresso bar in East Willliamsburg|379 Union Ave., L train Lorimer Stop (across the street from our Barcade friends)