As I head towards 2 new projects which will involve stepping out side my normal working comfort zone, I have been thinking a lot about the creative process as a means of understanding my own work and its processes......partly owing to the need to write up various projects for proposals and applications. The process seems to be about following an unknown path guided by intuition and a drive to keep the process going even though more often than not the outcome is not certain.
Uncertainty, as a description of the unknown, may result in a multitude of outcomes and it is in this in-between place of knowing and not knowing that often hides our greatest potential, if we are willing to step into that void.
"Between stimulas and responce there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our responce............................."Paul Stoltz - Adversity Advantage
In normal everyday life we try to predict the uncertain aspects of a situation/problem in a desire to eliminate potential risks in order to push the outcome into a more desired direction, being by nature uncomfortable with things that we cannot control.
In creative processes the uncertainty stands for a more free and curious approach in the exploration of something new. The uncertainty stands as a vital force in the non-linear process of creating, a sort of awareness compass that will if allowed mark our direction.