The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell

Episode 202: Are You Overthinking?

January 3rd, 2022  •  37 mins 55 secs  •  Download (52.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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We talk a lot on the podcast about the importance of thinking about your work—of identifying intentions, strategies for developing your ideas, describing your work, researching other artists, and practicing self-critique. All of these are important, but we never want to neglect the more intuitive side of an art practice. So much of what we do is the result of hunches, impulses, and flashes of insight. And the bottom line is that as visual artists, whatever we do needs more than intellectual underpinnings. Today we will talk about the balance of thinking and overthinking when it comes to making art.