Sit With It

Sometimes good things take time. Or so I keep telling myself as I put off writing. In yet another attempt at not being too hard on myself, perhaps the statement is true. Complicated ideas will unfold slowly. Sitting with a project for a bit and not forcing something from it can be a good wayContinue reading “Sit With It”

The High Price

“You are only free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every pace — no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.” Maya Angelou I’m sure I’ve written about this Maya Angelou quote before but it bears repeating. Creativity can so easily get stifled by anxiety around whatContinue reading “The High Price”

The Privilege of Creating

Many people are feeling restless. With so much time spent away from loved ones, work, public centres, etc., being alone with our thoughts gets discouraging. And as I was thinking about what to write today I drew a lot of blanks. My creativity seems tired after so much time without its usual stimulants. Yesterday’s post…Continue reading “The Privilege of Creating”

Small but Consistent

My mind goes in a million different directions every time I sit down to write one of these posts. decentre is ultimately about theatre and performance, but those of course intersect with many other artistic disciplines. I enjoy writing about everything from productivity to empathy… and oftentimes the connection to theatre isn’t immediately apparent. ButContinue reading “Small but Consistent”

JUST WRITE

I’ve been using the app Bear. It’s helpful. Typically when I sit down to start writing something my mind goes on a ridiculous amount of tangents, and its hashtag system is effective at keeping me somewhat organized. It’s always good to find some sort of system that works for your particular approach to the creativeContinue reading “JUST WRITE”

Judging Flawed Thought Babies

I’ve been given a few scalding pieces of criticism that were clearly not fleshed out or well founded: off-the-cuff remarks meant to show evidence of my negative behaviour but on closer inspection couldn’t possibly hold water. That’s not to say I’m absolutely perfect (though I am), but people tend to shape the entire context andContinue reading “Judging Flawed Thought Babies”

What… Am I Doing?

A question I ask myself frequently. The point of this project is what again? As much as I’m drawn to writing these posts (almost) every day, it’s easy to lose track of its purpose. decentre will hopefully grow into something a bit bigger than me postulating on a bunch of seemingly random topics. While IContinue reading “What… Am I Doing?”

Something to Say?

One of the many things I ask myself with this daily writing project is whether or not I have something to say. That’s a repeated adage in the art making world, I find: “Figure out what you have to say before you share your story.” Blah blah blah. I’m not about to spend hours staringContinue reading “Something to Say?”