Metaphors for Making Art


How we see our work will shape the results we get. It can be useful to think of your projects in terms of various metaphors that might help bring the projects to fruition.

One such metaphor can be to think of your projects as hard labour. The individual projects are like rocks which you have to bring to the factory for processing into more refined products. However, this is not really an enjoyable metaphor.

Maybe your projects are like water? The ideas build up in ponds, and as the hot weather in the atmosphere (inspiration) brings them up into the sky, they then drop down on the world in the form of finished worked, where the cycle begins all over again.

Try to think of images such as these when you are a little lost and not sure how to get back to home base creatively.



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