Oeuvretime…most of it is unpaid and unknown.

Those in the creative business, which I think I’m in, know that there are times when one stares into the middle distance.

Then there are times when one can be writing furiously, that’s without anger but perhaps with passion.Or drawing and painting in the same way.Those who are not of the same mind: accountants and those people who like to think that 2 and 2 add up to 4, have no understanding of this time spent looking into space.

“Do you really think this is a productive use of your time?”. I overheard this one day when a fellow thinker was caught in such a reverie of creative thought, by a number cruncher who thought he was paying for someone to stand and stare.

It most certainly is, should have been the response.

It’s oeuvre time, and most creative people do loads of it, and a lot of it unpaid.



4 thoughts on “Oeuvretime…most of it is unpaid and unknown.

  1. I agree, even us non creatives need time to sit and think, preferably some where quiet with no people knocking on your door and no urgent deadline to meet! Like you say though, often you do it in your own time.

    1. You are too kind! I was looking at my old school ‘old boys’ a couple of weeks ago and I saw someone who looked suspisciously like you there! (Hutton grammar). I was there for 6 th form, we were only the 2nd or 3rd yr of girls. Small world!

  2. Blimey! I bet you got more ‘A’ levels than me.I left to go to Manchester College of Art in the 1960’s, so am quite ancient, so it must be a v old photo! I’ve sent an invite through linked in!

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