what i believe about creativity

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Yesterday I talked a bit about creativity. Here’s some other stuff that I believe about creativity, from my blog of daily creative prompts, Mirificationis.

My creativity creed

I believe that I’m merely the instrument for the creative impulse. I don’t know where the ideas come from, but they definitely don’t come from me.

I believe that the best thing I can do is get out of the way of the creative work, and let it unfold the way it wants to.

I believe that creativity – being the vessel for the creation of new things – is the reason we exist.

I believe that I’m my best self when I’m taken over by the creative genius.

I believe that creativity is not a rare talent. Everyone can do it (or remember how).

After all, every five year old believes they’re an artist.

I believe your life will be better if you can find that five year old.