|Collaborative Vases made by Tommy Frank and Chandra DeBuse, 2014|
|Wall tile in process with Rain Harris and Chandra DeBuse, 2014|
Several months ago, I heard an interview on Fresh Air between Terry Gross and a musician who had worked collaboratively (can't remember his name, I'll try to find it). He told Gross that the reason to work with another person is that collaboration will take you places that you couldn't have gone to on your own. That resonated with me, as I embarked on my collaborative journeys. Permission to stretch my creative voice has been the biggest benefit of working on new projects with others.
I am enjoying a new (to me) podcast called Song Exploder, where musicians take apart songs, piece by piece and tell the story of how they were made. Many of the episodes deal with collaboration and the magic that arises when two or more creative individuals work on a project together.
If you have any anecdotes of the creative collaborative process, I'd love to hear them! Shoot me a message or leave a comment below.