Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The Creative Columnist.

This will be my 51st post. So far the subject matter of this blog has been rather eclectic, a bit of glamour, quite a bit of politics, a smidgen of philosophy, a tiptoe into tarot and a lot of a art.
I do tend to flit from one subject to the other but that's a characteristic of the creative brain.
Some people assume that artists- musicians, writers, poets, painters- are strong on the fantasy side, whereas politicians and business people are realists. This may be true in terms of day-to-day routine activities. But when a person begins to work creatively, all bets are off.
Artists need to combine playfulness and discipline or responsibility and irresponsibility. There is no question that a playfully light attitude is typical of creative individuals. But this playfulness doesn't go far without its antithesis, a quality of doggedness, endurance and perseverance.
When I am feeling creative I feel like I am living life more fully and can easily become absorbed in a project for hours on end. But don't be fooled, having a creative brain is also hard work.