August 12, 2012

Lets talk about creativity and how to get it flowing. First of all, revel in the newness of a project. Let it be mutable, malleable. Your creative endeavor can have a life of its own, it's not static. And there's no straight line from point A to point B much less all the way to its culmination at point Z. Let go of any rigidity when approaching the manifestation of your artistic passion. Delight in the unknown of exactly how your original idea will be completed. Let in all possibilities. Be completely and utterly open to the artistic process where anything can be made real. It's water and land ~ subconscious emotions and the conscious physical world. There are no boundaries to what you can produce just as there are no limitations to the artistic well from which you can draw. That grail the Queen of Cups is holding up there, is a grail that she made. She produced it. Wrought it. That's how she can gaze so lovingly at it, she knows it intimately and the journey she went on to get to the point of holding it in her hands. Open up. Be wide. Let all flow in. Be fluid in your approaches and just go with it. When making manifest the stuff of the dreamworld, it is not about being judgmental. Being overly critical with a one-pointed focus of what you think your final creation should be hampers the transformation. Sucks the life right out of the project. And takes the wind right from your sails. You know how it is, all those wonderful art projects that never get finished. Just sit there half-done and no longer enticing gathering dust. Let go of your rational mind hold on the creative process and let live and let love. Move from your heart and not your head. Get lost in that process and then when the fervor dies down, take a step back and marvel at what you were able to create. It will mean that much more to you because it came out of you. It will be a part of you. Engage in your own creativity and see where it can take you!

Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
Jean Cocteau

The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
Jackson Pollock

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
Paul Cezanne

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
Frank Capra

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why.
Albert Einstein

The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before.
Neil Gaiman

The creative personality never remains fixed on the first world it discovers. It never resigns itself to anything.
Anais Nin

A requirement of creativity is that it contributes to change. Creativity keeps the creator alive.
Frank Herbert

I think what's important about creativity starts when you're very young and how we're allowed to experience our imagination. ... My imagination was always encouraged.
Lyle Lovett