I just listened to these presentations by John Cleese. What timing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGt3-fxOvug&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VShmtsLhkQg

He talks about how you need to be in an 'open' mode that allows for time and play to be creative. And says you need to be able to switch to the 'closed' mode once you've made a decision in order to execute your idea. Anyway it is a fun watch.

He also brings up that creativity is not a talent but a way of operating. I do believe this. As many of you are saying, having inspiration isn't the issue - it's focusing on the execution that's your problem. People who believe they are not creative don't give themselves the freedom or space to be. They don't have the confidence to do it. Maybe the opposite is true also. Having the confidence in an idea to see it through. It's also discipline. I think if you can visualize a piece - after the creative process of coming up with the idea - it can become a matter of going through a different process of making it.

Another good discussion is how to recognize a good idea. AND, who is to judge if it's not?

Anyway, more later.

Views: 19

Latest Activity

Jennifer Merchant liked Brigitte Martin's group SNAG
4 hours ago
Jennifer Merchant commented on Brigitte Martin's group SNAG
" We Are SNAG! SNAG is excited to announce the launch  of our fall annual appeal and IndieGogo campaign! Check out the campaign and video here: Help SNAG Support Artists"
4 hours ago
Meredith S. Tibjash posted a status
"http://www.gofundme.com/7pslo4 Please check out my fundraiser to support a residency at Univ.for the Creative Arts in U.K. in January 2015."
yesterday
Brigitte Martin posted a video

GOLD from Crafts Council on Vimeo.

GOLD

A film about jeweller Jacqueline Mina OBE. Mina uses traditional goldsmithing techniques in unorthodox ways. Her extensive technical knowledge allows her the freedom to express her art with her own characteristic contemporary aesthetic without…
yesterday
Brigitte Martin posted blog posts
Thursday
GLORIA CARLOS posted a photo

image

New work at gloriacarlos.bigcartel
Thursday
Mark Fenn - Studiofenn joined Nicolette Absil's group
Thumbnail

A New Path: Enameling in the Round

New experiences in enameling, while taking "Enameling in the Round," with Harlan Butt at Peters Valley.See More
Thursday
Gigi Mariani left a comment for Frederique Coomans
"thanks for frinendship :)"
Thursday
Gigi Mariani and Frederique Coomans are now friends
Thursday
Laritza Garcia is now friends with Shalena White, Angela Arteritano and Meghann Sottile
Thursday
Melanie Sweet posted photos
Thursday
Marissa Guthrie posted a photo

Post-Human

A piece illustrating extinction and the chain effect of if one animal goes extinct that the next that had previously depended on that species will also become extinct.2014
Thursday

© 2014   Created by Brigitte Martin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service