The other week I went along to the Tracy Emin retrospective exhibition at the Edinburgh Festival. I try to attend events like this as I’m always looking for some new creative spark to bring to my music. As it happens I didn’t take much away from this exhibition – far more shocking than genuinely creative (in my opinion). The thing I enjoyed most about the experience was in the gallery shop afterwards where T.M. had designed a notepad. On the front it had the message “I used to have imagination” and when you opened it it was blank. This made me smile.
While writing this it occurs to me that in a way this could be a spark for something new. It forms a picture in my head of a precipice (front cover) and a drop through the blank pages to the ground. The pages being empty could offer opportunities for safety. I must try this!