Am I an artist who is in it for a lifetime? I’d like to think so. That was a theme of my travel memoir Committed: A Memoir of the Artist’s Road. While on a cross-country trip interviewing artists of every type who had embraced an art-committed life, I found myself inspired to live the same way.
“In the creative process every human being is confronted with doubts and contradictions and flaws…” Acclaimed for his films including “Amores Perros,” “Babel” and “21 Grams,” Alejandro González Iñárritu...
Though he became known for the physical comedy of characters like the irate owner of a dead parrot, a minister of silly walks, and the always buffoonish Basil Fawlty, John Cleese is actually a very deep thinker.
Even if you aren’t aware, right now you are priming your brain to either think creatively or not. Priming is the process of preparing something for a particular use, and the brain inside your head is...
Today, we're going to explore the working processes of three of the world's most creative people: Pablo Picasso, Stephen King and Albert Einstein -- and learn how you can apply their creativity secrets directly to your own life....
Honoré de Balzac is said to have consumed the equivalent of fifty cups of coffee a day at his peak. He did not drink coffee, though—he pulverized coffee beans into a fine dust and ingested the dry powder on an empty stomach. He described the approach as “horrible, rather brutal,” to be tried only by men of “excessive vigor.” He documented the effects of the process in his 1839 essay “Traité des Excitants Modernes” (“Treatise on Modern Stimulants”): “Sparks shoot all the way up to the brain” whil
What did Charles Darwin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Marcel Proust all have in common? Besides being creative geniuses, they shared an odd quirk: The luminaries were abnormally sensitive to noise, and often required solitude to work.
“I’m a maniacal perfectionist. And if I weren’t, I wouldn’t have this company. It’s the best rap!” Martha Stewart added, “I have proven that being a perfectionist can be profitable and admirable when creating content across the board: in television, books, newspapers, radio, videos… All that content is impeccable.” [Oprah.com] Filmmaking and other arts often [...]
Highly sensitive people are considered by many to be exceptionally creative as a group. Psychologist Elaine Aron even declares “I know ALL HSPs are creative, by definition.” The personality trait (technically referred to as sensory processing...
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