Wednesday, 3 June 2009

They say creativity comes like lightning- without so much as a by-your-leave, bright and sharp and fully formed to perfection. You are not supposed to lie sprawled on your back in the darkness, following the trail of a gecko across the ceiling, mind labouring through swathes of images, words, people, trying to pin down a crystal clear moment of epiphany. That's just not the way artists do it.

So long. I am off on another finding-things-out trip. If I make any discovery worth the while, I'll let you know. Until then, don't hold your breath.


Death On Two Legs said...

There's no formula for creativity. As long as the epiphany feels right deep down in your gut, you've got it.

Read some of the original transcripts of some great literary works. So much of scratching out and re-writing.

Vangmayi said...

.... I'm such a loser. :P I just realised I WAS holding my breath, just when you said don't. Bwahaha.



SPIRITed! said...

...and I actually thought you came up with stuff LIKE THIS *clicks fingers*

Prince of Mirkwood said...

I really don't like apples that much...don't know why I eat them.
Sorry, nothing struck me after I clicked the comment button:(