I have often admired prominent people in the arts who have unique, even flamboyant personalities and appearances, and seem, at least in public, to be courageously different. And one of my areas of self-limiting thinking is to say to myself something like, “They must have had an upbringing or genes that lets them be so […]
“The artist begins with a vision — a creative operation requiring effort. Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse
What fears and anxieties are holding you back from expressing yourself more creatively? Matisse and many other artists and…
“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 […]
Being a creative person inspires us to write, compose, make and perform. But what about those times we hold ourselves back? This video is part of a scene in one of the great movies about the inner life of artists and the uncertainties and stresses of that life: “Adaptation.” Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman [Nicolas Cage] is […]
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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