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  • Creativity and Ego

    Creativity and Ego

    “My personal creative process has always been very torturous, because I try to be a perfectionist. That’s the way the ego works.”  Director Alejandro González Iñarritu, who goes on to say about ego: “It’s extraordinarily demanding; it’s a dictator; and it can push you to bring out the best in yourself. “But at the same […]

  • Creative Artists With Depression

    Creative Artists With Depression

    Depression impacts many people, including artists. A fairly long list of visual artists who died by suicide includes photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971), painters Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), Mark Rothko (1903-1970), Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), and possibly Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). From listing: Artists Who Committed Suicide. Creating art can be a powerful way to deal with depression […]

  • Trauma and Addiction: Colin Farrell and Other Creative People

    Trauma and Addiction: Colin Farrell and Other Creative People

    “Basically, I’d been fairly drunk or high since I was 14.” Colin Farrell
    Why do so many creative people use and abuse drugs, often to the point of addiction?
    There is of course no easy answer, but one of the factors for many people ma…

  • Using Our Demons To Create

    Using Our Demons To Create

    One of those cliches about creative expression is to “Write what you know.” Maybe it can be expanded to “Create from what you know and who you are.” Lena Dunham is the creator, executive producer, and one of the stars of the HBO series “Girls” about four young women living in New York. She bases […]

  • Misfits May Be Innovators

    Misfits May Be Innovators

    “It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.” Steve Jobs
    According to some writers and research, some of the “big names” of creativity and innovation share personal qualities with various sorts of “misfits.”
    In her F…

  • Do You Feel A Calling to Be Creative?

    Do You Feel A Calling to Be Creative?

    What leads, urges, even compels so many of us to be creatively expressive?
    Given that everyone is creative to some degree, why do many people choose careers in the arts, or work that actively engages their creativity?
    Most of us will never be actors or…


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  • More interviews from the TalentDevelop sites

    More interviews from the TalentDevelop sites

    More text and audio interviews from the Talent Development Resources series of sites: Print / text interviews [several dozen psychologists, writers, directors, actors and other creative people] Creativity and Women – more than 30 text interviews, such as: ~~~ Article publié pour la première fois le 20/01/2012

  • Enhancing Creative Achievement With Visualization

    Enhancing Creative Achievement With Visualization

    “If I hadn’t visualized playing athletes, I wouldn’t have gotten ‘Major League.’ If I hadn’t visualized playing a president, David Palmer never would have happened.”
    Creating visualizations of what you want to accomplish can be a …

  • Responding Creatively to Disaster and Turmoil

    Like other people, those in the arts often respond quickly to disasters like hurricanes. Doing a Google search for “celebrity response to hurricane sandy” I located a recent Tweet by Jennifer Lopez ‏@JLo: If you need a safe place to stay, shelter info avail. in #RedCross HurricanApp #Sandy http://bit.ly/red__cross This evening is a broadcast of […]

  • To Be Creative and A Mother

    How does being a mother affect a creative woman, especially someone engaged in a career in the arts?
    “The motherhood thing – I think of it like a marathon, except a marathon is over in a day. It’s an endurance test and it’s some…

  • Jenna Avery on helping sensitive souls thrive

    Jenna Avery on helping sensitive souls thrive

    Jenna Avery has identified herself as “The Life Coach for Sensitive Souls” – helping individuals recognize and more fully express their gifts as highly sensitive people. In our interview, she talks about some of the challenges we may face in taking care of ourselves and living our purpose, such as being overly self-critical or not […]

  • Susan Kirkland: Designer and Creative Services Entrepreneur

    Susan Kirkland: Designer and Creative Services Entrepreneur

    Susan Kirkland is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design and author of a book on developing a business as a creative services entrepreneur. She is a seasoned professional designer with experience in both ad agencies and corporate in-house departments. In the interview, she talks about a number of topics and experiences […]

  • Embracing Even The Pain of the Creative Process – Part 2

    Embracing Even The Pain of the Creative Process – Part 2

    Many artists use creative expression to explore and express pain in life, but does creative work itself have to be painful for most of us?
    Frida Kahlo painted a series of self-portraits as a depiction of the years of treatment (including orthopedic app…

  • Being Idle To Be More Creative

    Being Idle To Be More Creative

    “I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness – to save oneself trouble.”
    Agatha Christie [via brainyquote.com]
    We may feel pressured t…

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