Creativity

Art Was Always My Consolation

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Art was always my consolation. In my loneliness I would take comfort in the poems I'd etch out. When peers would ignore me I'd receive interaction and stimulation instead from teachers happy with my work.

Fear Of Abandoment

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"Fear is the true name for what ails the blocked artist. It may be fear of failure or fear of success. Most frequently, it is fear of abandonment."

The Family That Creates Together

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Mary Richert recently celebrated Thanksgiving with her family. Now Thanksgiving is not a celebration we observe in Australia though Martha Stewart has made me aware that consuming Turkey is a major element of this custom. Something that is perhaps less widely observed is getting together as a family to make stop motion movies, though this is exactly what Mary and her family did.

Creative Bribes

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In The Right To Write Julia Cameron describes them as 'cheap tricks.'

What Is Wrong With You?

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I don't get a lot of feedback but this gave me a chuckle. (Please note what follows contains some very colourful language, read at your own peril.)

Impromptu Twitter Poetry

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I kind of get the feeling my depressing narratives are merging into one. Sure individual songs, poems, and artworks are about specific situations but there seems to be one big depressing thread that pulls them altogether. Sometimes I think all we really have are our narratives, our stories, our memories. At times (say after a relationship breakup) I think to myself, "Well I've got this song and maybe it's not a great consolation in the scheme of things, but nobody can take that away from me."

Divergent Creativity Links

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A lot of blogs feature 'link roundups' and this has been something I've been reluctant to do in the past. However ocassionally something really interesting will flash across in front of me that doesn't necessarily warrant a whole blog post on its own but is still worth sharing. So I'm not sure if this will become a regular thing here or not, but in the meanwhile I hope you enjoy these links!