Will, Skill, Drill: A Conversation with Tim... →
I first met Tim Hurson at the Next Idea Creativity Conference in New York, and have since taken his training on facilitating productive thinking. A very inspiring guy. This is a conversation with him that appeared on “Creativity Post” recently in which he talks about creativity as a learned skill.
The right to play...
Context is everything. I’m a big believer in the importance of play - for both kids and adults. So today, when I heard someone say, very assertively, “You don’t have the right to stop me playing!!!” part of me wanted to cheer, print it on a placard and parade through the streets, repeating it to anyone who cared to listen. Unfortunately, the someone was my three-year-old....
Creativity is paradoxical. To create, a person must have knowledge but forget...– Michael Michalko
One of the things I miss from my old life (you know - that fictionalized time that came before kids, jobs, responsibilities, and the accompanying pressures on time, energy and headspace*) is the ability to produce art on a whim. Art on a whim. You get a good idea, you play with it, and you execute it, without worrying too much about the why. Ideas don’t have to earn their place in your...
I have learnt… If you are a politician in the arts and culture “sector” and you want a surefire way to piss off an audience of artists, refer to them as “content providers” and tell them they should never produce anything that doesn’t have an established “market”… It’s a remarkably effective way to make fast and committed enemies!
We promise to “get back to our art when things settle down”—...– Julia Cameron