I’ve usually thought, probably like most people, that creative people are born creative. Amazing musicians and artists can’t help but be amazing. And if you don’t got it, you just don’t got it. (And man, that August Rush kid had it! ….I got so irritated by that movie…). So I would poke around, hoping to chance upon some divine inspiration to launch myself into creative stardom, hoping that I “had it” in some medium.
But lately I’ve been reading some stuff by some of those “amazing creatives,” and they seem to agree (surprise surprise) that creativity is not so much about the inspiration, it’s more about hard work. Really really hard work. I would dismiss it, but these folks seem to know what they’re talking about. (You’d think they’d try to attribute their skills to their genes, to discourage the rest of us from trying to catch up, but maybe the threat of hard work is a big enough obstacle…).
I’m hoping to spend more time practicing my craft (I’d rather call it “playing”, sounds more fun). I’m excited to see what we can create as we work hard to develop our crafts