The late Jane Russell famously starred in “The Outlaw” in 1943. In 2006, at 84, she was singing Cole Porter songs in a review she helped create called “The Swinging Forties.” Other examples of mature creators include these: At 96 Martha Graham premiered her choreographed work The Maple Leaf Rag. Sidney Sheldon wrote his last […]
How do you respond to a project that does not really work, perhaps something you choose to abandon? How can we benefit from making mistakes? In her article “18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently,” Carolyn Gregoire writes, “Resilience is practically a prerequisite for creative success, says [psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman]. “Doing creative work is often described […]
There are many ongoing myths and ideas about being creative: You need to wait for a flash of inspiration; You need to be a “genius”; Artists are crazy, or at least flaky; You need to be in pain to create, and many more.
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by Matt Cardin We all know the old saw, usually attributed to Thomas Edison, that “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” The problem with this ubiquitous speck of folk wisdom is not just that it provides a catchall cliché for scoffing at those who dare to suggest that inspiration plays a crucial […]
The Creative Mind network of sites has been growing over the course of more than fifteen years, and has many hundreds of articles. You may have reached this page using a link to a title that was located in an old article database that is no longer online. Here are some articles that were listed […]