As a child or teenager, we were perhaps more freely creative, but as supposed “grown-ups” we face fears and uncertainties about our talents, or the marketplace value of a particular form of expression, or what our investing in a project mea…
How does gender identity impact us? As a student of psychology and creative people, I find that to be a fascinating topic – especially as it relates to artists. How does our identity impact how we express our creativity? One aspect of gender and identity is androgyny. Actor Tilda Swinton once commented: “The other day, […]
“There’s a side of my personality that goes completely against the educated person and wants to be a pin-up girl…” Mira Sorvino Creative people experience complex personalities that can help nurture divergent thinking and openness to experience, which support creative expression, but these traits can also lead to inner conflicts. “If there is one word […]
“I don’t know what ‘normal’ means, anyway.”
How does being unusual or eccentric in our viewpoints, thinking, personal style and other choices help us be more creative and innovative?
Karl Lagerfeld, the prominent fashion designer, photograph…
“The blank space can be humbling. But I’ve faced it my whole professional life. It’s my job. It’s also my calling.” Choreographer Twyla Tharp talks about the challenges of this “blank space” or “blank page” experience that most artists have to face in her book “The Creative Habit”: “My dancers expect me to deliver because […]