how to be creative

hugh “cartoons drawn on the back of business cards” macleod of gaping void details how to be creative. And he does it very well.

Further thought spawned by the opening cartoon:

Is money the enemy of creativity? If you have too much money does that remove the need to be creative (Microsoft)? Is that why poor college students come up with revolutionary ideas (Google) but their creativity seems to wane as their pockets fill?

Am I less creative now than I was in high school because, I’m, gasp… comfortable and complacent?

Hmmm… methinks so. Free time is part of the equation, although at present, my free-time is spent un-creativley sucking down Hollywood movies… ugh. Is there no turning back? Is it a slippery slope? Or is there salvation available?


2 Responses to “how to be creative”

  • schdav Says:

    I don’t remember who said it, but a quote I always come back to when it comes to creativity especially when it comes to the staying power of a musical act is “it takes your whole life to write your first album, and six months to write every one after that.” If you haven’t experienced anything that’s really affected you in those six months, or however long between new projects, you really can’t expect to be inspired very easily.

  • knightopia.com | Journal Says:

    How Not To Be Creative
    Since I’m not creative enough to write a real blog post, here’s some interesting links instead! It’s Curtains for Heritage USA The Christian Exodus people are really going to be upset about this … N.T. Wright audio messages on Romans…

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