Creative people and writers about the creative process often say creative work is a way to release or make use of inner chaos; what is this turmoil?
"The very impulse to write, I think, springs from an inner chaos crying for order, for meaning, and that meaning must be discovered in the process of writing or the work lies dead as it is finished." Arthur Miller
Ocean Robbins and his father John are examples of transformational authors, and give tips on writing and developing creativity.
“Then for ten minutes, write stream of consciousness style, without letting your pen leave the paper except to move to a new letter, on the topic you selected. Don’t censor, don’t edit, and don’t stop..."
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Many artists know that our inner depths provide the material for creative expression. How can creative people make better use of it?
“Going to one’s dreams, or to one’s own life experiences/subconscious, I have found to be the best way to conceive images that might not even be truly original, but lack cliches, and come genuinely from the artist’s soul and heart…. often with a message for others.”
Fine-art and fashion photographer Natalie Dybisz / Miss Aniela
How does our self concept, our identity, affect creative expression? How do we find creative passions and how does pursuing them demand changes in our life? One example of an artist who has addressed these questions is photographer Natalie Fobes.
A friend recently posted a list of 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days. I was inspired and began working on my own list, but quickly concluded that I should probably focus on marking 101 things off my existing list before adding to it.
Maggie Taylor creates digital photomontages "to invite the viewer to engage and recollect, almost like entering a stage set or a scene from a dream... Making images for me is a way of life. I can’t imagine not doing it."