“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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Creating may often include anxiety and other sorts of fear. We need to develop courage and learn how to deal with these feelings to be more fully creative.
“Art work is ordinary work, but it takes courage to embrace that work.”
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“In such genuine creative and performing moments, fear and courage become one, dancing together in harmony.” Psychotherapist Mihaela Ivan Holtz How can we relate to fear in a positive way to be more fully alive and creative? What advice and tips do artists, psychologists and others have on how to manage anxiety and fear? There […]