Thursday, August 6, 2009

Stone Soup

Jamey here.

Just finished a terrific meeting with Side Work. I'm always inspired and invigorated by our sessions, but tonight in particular was a really generative convocation of artistic visionaries. We named a restaurant, watched the work of three members of our group on film, and went away with definitive missions to accomplish. Amazing.

I kind of feel like the proverbial hungry traveler stirring up some stone soup, tricking my fellow artists into throwing their bounty into an ever more marvelous brew.

The little kernel of imagination I nurtured through the Self Expression and Leadership Program is ripening into a true masterpiece, thanks to the assembled bright lights. Each time I return to examine Side Work, something new and wonderful has grown. Tonight, Johnny's short film with Todd's performance and Nikki's set decoration was another miraculous example of the latent genius that is unleashed when artists are immersed in collaboration and accountability.

I just can't wait to see what comes next.

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Until next time!


"Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come."

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