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Meme of the Week

John Cleese on creativityJohn Cleese on creativity, as found here. Happy Friday.


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  1. Loved this! Downloading it for inspiration. 🙂

    March 22, 2014
    • If only we could tattoo all of these important things onto our foreheads…

      March 24, 2014
  2. Reblogged this on Jenny Krafter.

    March 22, 2014
  3. Very true. I especially appreciate the open/closed mode and getting into the mode. Sometimes it’s hard when you are “active, anxious, and purposeful”. This is a great post. Thanks!

    March 22, 2014
    • So glad you liked it! And thanks for the share 🙂

      March 24, 2014
  4. Reblogged this on sbhansen ART and commented:
    Something to think about when you are allocating time for creative work.

    March 22, 2014
  5. maureen #

    I was considering naming a painting “rainbow grass” then next thought of ” rainbow weed” instead because if you are getting old and losing your hearing you may hear rainbow ass instead. but then again rainbow weed sounds like a really great drug and maybe that’s what I want the painting to be a really great drug for the eyes and mind and spirit. humor yes! leads to open mode.

    March 22, 2014
    • lol — you truly made me laugh out loud, Maureen!!

      March 24, 2014
  6. Reblogged this on Artistic Sharon.

    March 23, 2014
  7. Kris #

    Love this, especially the reminder to “give yourself maximum pondering time.” A good goal for the week.

    March 24, 2014
  8. Luca Mercadante #

    Reblogged this on ululì ululà.

    March 26, 2014
  9. Inese Poga Art Gallery #

    I believe creative state cannot be achieved by trying to be in it with any means. We are seeing lots of “creative” stuff which is just a remake.
    I also think people who don’t have too much money are more creative since that is a natural need: you just use whatever is available to create something special or necessary, that includes outfits and home decor, DIY projects, self-made gifts, not to mention art and so on. Need is a great booster of creativity. I have been teaching art for many years, and I have to admit that some people are simply more open to innovations because creativity means also to create something from just an idea or almost nothing. Some may have genetic disposition to creativity, and some come from a family where they learn early what a real value is. I don’t think one can become creative by pressurizing him or herself. This definitely requires a natural interest, taking risks, experimenting, curiosity and willingness to explore something new.

    April 9, 2014
    • Wonderful comment — thank you!

      April 22, 2014

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