All humans are inherently creators. It's not just a part of life or something that we do, it's part of who we are. Every sentence we create by vibrating sound. Every written note we create by smashing a pointy stick onto a flat piece of tree muscle and voila, books.
Many of us spend a vast amount of time thinking, "If I can convince people that the things I create have value and worth, then I'll be happy. Whatever I do, I must do to better myself towards meaning, happiness, and super important things."
When this happens, we're under the tyranny of happiness: always trying, but never actually happy.
This is experiencing life rather than letting life give experience.
I am one of those people. I have attempted to experience life at its fullest by strategizing and over-analyzing my decisions in order to achieve "the best" or even a "good" decision. This over-analysis eventually finds me curled in a corner behind the couch trying to pretend that the world is a safe place where freedom exists and play-time is every time.
Other times, life throws a proverbial steel ball at me, and before I can successfully dodge it, I find myself inspired in the face. After that, I have one choice. To create, or not?
I do not have answers for life's questions. In fact, I am the worst with personal conflict. When I give myself time to write, however, nothing seems to hinder me. That is why I've decided to publish a blog; so that the largest possible compilation of people might see my creations, spreading beauty (or shit, who knows?) far and wide.
In conclusion, this blog is the experience of a creator. It is a portfolio, a journal, and a review board of creation.
My name is Josh Palmer, and I am Mr. Blog. I often create performance-based art; I will probably talk a lot about that. My mission is to bring joy and clarity through written word, and my vision is to do as dreamers do. May my creations bring you a smile and even a laugh; either at me, with me, for me, or above me.