Passion can be a deep motivator for creative people, but being too concerned with “finding our passion” can be self-limiting. “The presence of talent is not sufficient. Many people have more than one talent, and wonder what to do with them.” Jane Piirto, Ph.D. adds in her book “Talented Children and Adults” that “A useful […]
Composer and singer Aeone (pronounced “ay-own”) thinks we “come into this life with some obvious gifts, and some not so obvious, and you unfold those as you go. “I was quite gifted with music as a child, and my mother in particular encouraged me, and I had a lot of female support.” She feels “music […]
Where does creative inspiration come from? It may show up mysteriously, “out of the blue” – and for a good part of human history, it has been explained as a gift from a supernatural being, a Muse.
At least some people still embrace th…
The acclaimed HBO series “Girls” was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding comedy series. I have appreciated the perspectives of creator and star Lena Dunham on being multitalented, and on using many of her “neurotic” qualities (which we all have, after all) for writing about the lives of a group of young women in New York. In […]
“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…