By Cheryl Arutt, Psy.D. The creative artist’s drive to create often parallels the experience of gestation and birth, regardless of the gender of the artist. From the first “glimmer in the eye” to the conception of a specific work, the artist embarks on a process that continues to develop and grow even in the absence […]
What seems to be a setback, error or limitation, may often be valuable for encouraging more creative thinking and innovation.
Valerie Young writes about two “mistakes” that resulted in very successful products:
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Many actors and other artists want their creative work to have meaning and strong impacts on others, and they are often passionate social activists. What can help them do that more fully? Making life and work meaningful is important for many of us, not just artists, but for creators, it can be an especially intense motivation. “I […]
Writers J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and others discussed religious and literary ideas and their own works in progress in a famed discussion group, the Inklings, which met regularly at Lewis’ college rooms at Oxford or in pubs, in the 1930s and 40s…
“A highly creative individual is in constant self-actualization. . . Creativity makes life worth living.” That is from the book “Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind” by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire – “an empowering manifesto for creative people” says Susan Cain, author of “Quiet.” Scott Barry Kaufman is director of […]