I only recently watched Twin Peaks for the first time and even though the show is twenty years old it still holds up. People are still so inspired and intrigued by the show. I've been thinking a lot about it lately, probably because of the changing weather. When I was in the middle of watching the series what excited me most was feeling like it truly was a passion project for David Lynch. I have to admit I don't normally care for his movies, they sometimes feel a little too pretentious. I think that's why it took me so long to finally watch Twin Peaks but I'm glad I finally gave it a go. The show felt so honest and genuine. It felt like Lynch was able to create this place with these people that encompasses everything he loves. The music, the fashions, the way Bobby talked. There were certainly times when the show got a little out there but it always had a foot placed in some sort of reality.All that is to say this: I feel inspired by Lynch's passion in this show. It encourages me in my own work, especially when I'm in a rut. Maybe I'm projecting an experience onto Lynch but watching the show makes me feel like he was just this guy creating something for himself and it happened to be a hit. I hope I bring that same sincerity into my own work. It's so easy to get caught up in wondering what others think.
Sometimes you just need to eat a bunch of doughnuts.