How does the fear of rejection impact your life as an actor or other artist? “She is desperate to be an actress. “I’ll send her to theater camp and the best acting classes, but there’s no way I’m going to put this kid in the movies, because of the rejection. “It’s so hard as an […]
“The artist begins with a vision — a creative operation requiring effort. Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse How can fear impact our creative thinking and creative work? How do we gain confidence to live and create more fully? Author and teacher Elizabeth Gilbert admits “the only reason I can speak so authoritatively about fear is […]
Being a creative person inspires us to write, compose, make and perform. But what about those times we hold ourselves back? This video is part of a scene in one of the great movies about the inner life of artists and the uncertainties and stresses of that life: “Adaptation.” Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman [Nicolas Cage] is […]
Creativity coach, author and psychologist Eric Maisel, PhD, notes “Some people become doctors, lawyers, accountants, or marketing executives. Some people stay at home and raise a family.
“But millions of people make another sort of choice, …
Creating may often include anxiety and other sorts of fear. We need to develop courage and learn how to deal with these feelings to be more fully creative.
“Art work is ordinary work, but it takes courage to embrace that work.”
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