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Based in Nantes, France, the street theatre company Royal de Luxe performs around the world, primarily using gigantic, elaborate marionettes to tell stories that take place over several days and wind through entire cities. Puppeteers maneuver the huge marionettes — some as tall as 12 meters (40 ft) — through streets, parks, and waterways, performing their story along the way.
Top: A giant marionette, operated by performers, walks in Berlin, Germany, on October 2, 2009. The artists used the giant puppets to tell the story of separation and recovery to commemorate the fall of Berlin Wall 20 years earlier.
Center-left: A giant deep sea diver marionette is walked through the crowd during a performance in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, on October 3, 2009.
Center-right: The big giant and small giant meet in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, on October 3, 2009, as part of a performance for German Unification Day.
Bottom: In the finale of the Sea Odyssey, the giant deep sea diver, the little giant girl and her dog Xolo sail along the River Mersey through pyrotechnic smoke watched by thousands of people on April 22, 2012 in Liverpool, England.
Oil on Canvas, 64” x 50”
To be a successful creative you have to make the time and do the hard work first.
The artist who works long hours in the day just to pay the bills still comes home at night and paints until she can’t keep her eyes open. The writer who has a family to look after does the work required to help them be happy and healthy and then writes from 1 am until 3 am each day in pursuit of his passion.
It’s the same story for entrepreneurs, designers, illustrators, film makers, photographers, craftspeople, and anyone else who creates.
You can come up withall of the excusesin the world for why you don’t have time to do creative work, but then you’ll be just like everyone else: unsuccessful at pursuing your creative endeavors. If you really want to be successful, you’ll do what it takes to reach that point.
Think about it. We’re all given roughly the same opportunity to work for our success. Sure, some people are given the tools and money and time to pursue their creative passions without much effort, but that’s only a small minority. Even then, those who don’t have to work tirelessly for years to achieve creative success seem to never have the same quality of work as those who do.
So let’s get on the right trail and set the sail straight here:if you really want to succeed, it’s not going to be easy.It takes countless nights of tirelessly hammering the stone to create a statue worth mention. For some of us, the hard work will last for many years.
Myself included. I’m now approaching the five year mark of relentlessly pursuing creativity to become an expert in understanding what it is and how we can use it. But I know that the work pays off because I’ve seen how it has for hundreds of artists and craftspeople and inventors and writers before me.
Creating is not easy, it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of time. That’s just the way it is. Take it or leave it.
Words of wisdom as always from one of my favorite blogs, Creative Something.
At the moment we’re knee deep in our next production.
It’s gonna be something else. We’re pushing ourselves to extreme lengths, both from a creative stand point and a mental stand point.
We’re taking the story to a whole other level. Pushing the limits. It won’t be for the faint of heart, that’s for sure.
In addition we’re currently developing a new image for us at Crazyhorse Films. Brand, logo, projects, etc. A lot is happening. You definitely should be excited, we are.
Stay tuned peeps. We have a lot in store.