I really appreciate well thought out analyses on the creative process. Here is an excerpt from photographer Samm Blake (ironically, the photo above is not his):
– Pay attention and learn about your peculiar personality traits. Learn what makes you anxious, learn what makes you stressed. But most importantly learn what makes you feel. Learn to pay attention to who you are, to how you feel and to why you react. Then use this to fuel your creativity.
– Allow your mind enough time to wander and make yourself feel vulnerable. If your mind comes back feeling uncomfortable, this is a good thing. Embrace it and express how you are feeling through the creation of something. The art that I’ve been most proud of creating have been made while I was hurting and heartbroken. While creating these images, my hurting heart and anxious mind made sure that I had no choice but to create.
– Dream bigger than what you think is possible. You will often surprise yourself at what you can achieve.
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