‘Vulnerability is the path to belonging, to innovation, trust and creativity.’
Over 11,000 of 13,000 interviewees for Brene Brown’s research can recall a time in school that was so shaming it forever changed how they thought of themselves as learners – 50% of those recollections related to art and creativity.
Most work is coercive. It is done to you.
The best work is coactive and cocreative, it is done with you.
It is totally human to want, need and expect that our views and contributions be taken into consideration and yet we defy these wants, needs and expectations at almost every step in our working lives.
I believe we are better together. Never do anything about me, without me.
We get hung up on believing our work is not good enough.
Most of the time, we are not here to create Masterpieces, we are here to stretch our creative muscles.
Relax, and sketch yourself into existence.
Draw for the bin - not The Royal Academy.
Creativity isn’t something you just switch on. It ebbs and flows according to the environment and attitude around you. What are the levers and dials you need to be aware of and able to adjust?
Creativity borne of constraint - Necessity is the mother of invention.
‘Creativity is subtraction - Choose what to leave out’. Steal Like An Artist - Austin Kleon
‘Drawing is about mark making - Try to use only the marks you need’. 101 Things to Learn in Art School - Kit White
Be adaptive – like Henri Matisse was with his cutouts.
What happens when we play with the running order – add things – remove things.
What is on the critical path and what isn’t?
Four ways to bring more art and creativity to your work. We Are All Born Artists.
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