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The creative process like everything else requires hard work and, the artist to work at and improve their craft by practicing, just like everything else, except you don’t get paid till you are good. My goal or expectation for creativity is no linked to survival, ie. Food and shelter (money) so I can fuck with it as much as I want I am also have no learning in creativity. All my education is apposed to creativity. Maths, accounting, finance, economics and business. But for some reason Like to create and actually publish my work, despite how crappy it may be. I have had a few ideas that I would like to implement over the next few months, and one of those is the puppet show I am working on. The podcast is like a precursor to it, as I can hear myself talking to myself. It’s scary and humiliating, but also liberating to put material out there that can be identified back to myself. Its like a dare, but worse. In podcast 4 I talk about my use of the camera, its not just to make use of monetary investment, but to engage parts of my brain that are not used in my day to day work as an accountant/auditor. The problem with accounting is that it is accounting.... people expect you to be an accounting, as an accountant you have all the information, but you are unable to provide advice that would be creative or risky... the problem is that we are paid by the clients. So we are only going to give advice that the client wants to hear, unless its really stupid or its too much Hassle to mention other wise. Accounting is very subjective. Its like different rules apply to different sections of society and types of businesses. And this is a given. As an auditor of associations, there is always people who have been auditors in these associations, so they have their own idea of what should be displayed in the financials, for example, we do not recognised changes in shares or managed funds until you actually sell them, but the accounting standards provide for a provide for a provision to write off changes in super annuation annuities in financials changes in market value, assuming you are using market value... this is used by large superannuation firms, not small associations...

Making Things

Actually making things is quite hard and only slightly more fullfilling than just reasearching how to do something. The other factor is that you want to wait around for the perfect idea or time to do something so that it ends up perfect, but since nothing will ever be perfect might as well get something done. We always have some kind of vision in our heads of how something should turn out and because of that we never do it because we want it to be perfect.

An example is this blog, a few weeks ago I wrote about my increased use of twitter and how I was to use that idea on my blog and write 140 words, which is about 2 paragraphs. Since then I have been blogging a lot more frequently and I think of higher quality (links to interesting shit does not count as quality since I didn't make it (there are enough places for that already)). I even went so far as to start podcasting, for different reasons and goals but still... What I'm saying is its not perfect, but its a lot better than a blank space.

I bought a camera a few years ago total cost runs for about $600. But how many pictures have I taken, what do I have to show for this purchase. Pictures are important, its nice to be able to look back on various events, time, places etc And my picture taking ability is rather poor so by actually taking pictures over the past weeks it has actually improved. Its probably a camera issue, but using a tripod has improved picture quality dramaticly. The photo comps theme is light and shadows and I was having a lot of trouble thinking of what to take pictures of. So I turned the camera on, mounted it on the tripod and started taking pictures of shadows. I still haven't found any shots that I would like to submit, but I now have about 25 different pictures of shadows.
A productive day yesterday, could have done more. But I mean doing something is quite an achievement. Seem to be stuck at work, unable to finish anything due to many factors that are all working against me in some and I realise its all a coincidence, but it would be nice to get a break at some point in time.

You do work, but because you are constantly chasing clients for more information, and tracking what you have asked and when is difficult. My system was working until you I let other people into it and I didn’t expect the additional workload to collapse the system so dramatically. I still believe the system is workable, just need to add in a place for new/entry points new things and integrate it better into personal/study system, so that its really just one system not 12.

Taco Pie

Taco Pie
Originally uploaded by beancounting
The taco pie made on pi day. So very tasty we finished the lot...
Monday, 6 April 2009: 8:47:55 AM

Well its Monday and I am not quite out of the woods yet, still gaming audit to be completed for Pokies and Keno and all the stuff I have been putting off to get this one audit done. It’s a self replicating cycle of hurt,

Tuesday, 7 April 2009: 8:38:34 AM

So I didn’t get time to finish Mondays post, but what you going to do about it? Yesterday was not productive and I did not even get my self-organised, which would have been something. Also homework has been lacking and really need to start a daily plan because literally my exam is in days. Everything at work seems to be due in the following month and if I want to take time off I will have to work extra hard to create a buffer…. Basically this whole situation does not compute. Its impossible to do everything in the time required and at a decent level of quality. I’m almost at the stage of micro-managing myself on an hour by hour basis with a 12/12 split of personal/productive time.