keeping an idea hot

I spoke to a fellow artist a few days ago. We discussed the benefits of sharing ideas with our artistic peers. What came to my mind as we conversed was an artist I knew who would never talk about his current work. He felt that describing his art concept in words diluted his energy for expressing that idea as a visual image. I have been considering that idea and testing it. I think it may be true for me. In order to keep my idea hot, I’m trying to keep my mouth shut about my current work until either it is completed or I am stalled and need fresh ideas. You may wish to test this for yourself: I’d love to know whether you believe this is true for the way you work.

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