How does our emotional and mental health relate to being creative? How valid is the mythology of the “crazy artist”? Many prominent artists throughout history have had mental health issues, and many are cited as some kind of “proof” that those issues somehow inspire creativity. In his paper The Abnormal Psychology of Creativity, Steven James […]
How do personality traits of creative people affect their lives and creation of art? ~~~~~
[Continued from Part 1] Creative work reflects your state of mind Painter Gayle Stott Lowry also talks about attending a program at the Lucy Daniels Foundation: “I attended Lucy’s class on Dreams and Creativity, and during a presentation I made to the class about my work, I began to see that changes in my painting […]
Creative people often have personalities and inner experiences that are intense and beyond ordinary in multiple ways.
“I’ve been accused of being ‘too much’ all my life. Too loud, too fast, too smart, too multi-talented, too audacious.R…
One of those cliches about creative expression is to “Write what you know.” Maybe it can be expanded to “Create from what you know and who you are.” Lena Dunham is the creator, executive producer, and one of the stars of the HBO series “Girls” about four young women living in New York. She bases […]