“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 […]
This series of posts on “How To Be More Creative” offers articles, books and other resources on developing creative thinking and innovation, and enhancing our creative expression.
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See list of articles: Archives for Personality Two examples: Doing Creative Work: Preparation, Performing, Perfectionism Preparation is often a crucial part of creative work, and many, if not most, creative people are highly sensitive – which can enhance this preparation. With something like twenty percent of us being highly sensitive, that means there are many per… […]
Ellen Langer, a Harvard Professor of Psychology, relates the story of being on vacation and making a spur of the moment declaration to a friend that she was “thinking of taking up painting.” She added, “I have no idea why I said that. I don’t think I’d had more than a fleeting thought or two […]
“I don’t trust a guy without a dark side. Call me old fashioned.” Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The dark side or shadow self of some people leads to destructive or violent behavior, but getting in touch with the hidden or disowned parts of ourselves can help most of us […]