What I’m struck by when I troll the internet looking for what people are saying about creativity, is how analytical it all sounds.
In my experience these “steps” often change places or you have to cycle through them over and over and over before you get close to end product.
Sometimes you have to jump back and forth between “steps” before you get something going.
Watch the example below to see what I’m talking about…
Now I don’t want to sound too harsh because I think the above video with James Taylor (not the musician) is well meaning advice. I just think that it’s yet someone else telling us WHAT to think instead of HOW to think.
As well, the host of the video, James Taylor, doesn’t talk about anything he does that’s creative… except maybe give speeches.
He’s talking about the creative process in an analytical way… and no James, the best ideas don’t come in the shower or in the middle of the night.
The best ideas are the ones that continue to come up to the front of your mind over and over again over months or even years.
When you listen to an artist, they usually talk about how they arrive at certain decisions. This is important to understand when examining the creative process.
Art has much to do with decision making DURING experimentation.
I recommend practicing whatever art form you like doing and watching your thought process as you do it.
This will help you hone your creativity as it will help you define your preferences… your like and dislikes… which is what art can be boiled down to… your own personal tastes. So, you must know yourself and what you prefer.
It sounds simple, but if you’re out of practice or have never asked yourself what you truly prefer or not… you’ll have a tough time creating art you enjoy.
Thanks for reading. we wish you many imaginative tales…. The Nexus
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